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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     110-775
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     MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
                       APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2009

                                _______
                                

 July 24, 2008.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Edwards of Texas, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted 
                             the following


                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 6599]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for military construction, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of the Bill..............................................     2
Summary of Committee Recommendation..............................     2
Comparative Statement of New Budget Authority....................     4
Items of Interest................................................    13
Department of Defense:
    Military Construction........................................    16
    NATO Security Investment Program.............................    24
    Family Housing Construction and Operation and Maintenance....    25
    Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide.........    30
    Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990..............    30
    Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005..............    31
    Administrative Provisions....................................    31
Department of Veterans Affairs:
    Overview.....................................................    33
    Veterans Benefits Administration.............................    34
    Veterans Health Administration...............................    38
    National Cemetery Administration.............................    45
    Departmental Administration..................................    46
    Administrative Provisions....................................    51
Related Agencies:
    American Battle Monuments Commission.........................    53
    U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims....................    54
    Cemeterial Expenses, Army....................................    55
    Armed Forces Retirement Home.................................    55
General Provisions...............................................    56
Changes in Application of Existing Law...........................    56
Appropriations Not Authorized by Law.............................    59
Transfer of Funds................................................    60
Rescissions......................................................    61
Constitutional Authority.........................................    62
Comparison With the Budget Resolution............................    62
Five-Year Projection of Outlays..................................    62
Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments..............    62
Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives............    62
Compliance with Rule XIII........................................    63
Earmarks.........................................................    64
State Project List...............................................    93
Additional Views.................................................   111

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of the bill is to support our military and 
their families and provide the benefits and medical care that 
our veterans have earned for their service. This is 
accomplished through the programs funded in the bill. Programs 
that provide the facilities and infrastructure needed to house, 
train, and equip our military personnel to defend this nation; 
both in the United States and abroad; programs that provide the 
housing and military community infrastructure that sustains 
quality of life for them and their families; and programs that 
allow the military to efficiently and effectively maintain a 
right-sized base structure. The bill also funds programs to 
ensure that all of our veterans receive the benefits and 
medical care that they have earned as a result of the 
sacrifices they have made in their service to our country. 
Finally, the bill funds four related agencies that provide 
support to our nation's heroes; the American Battle Monuments 
Commission, Cemeterial Expenses, Army (Arlington Cemetery), the 
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the 
Armed Forces Retirement Home.

                  Summary of Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends $118,726,081,000 in new budget 
authority for the programs and activities funded in the bill. 
This recommendation is an increase of $10,334,831,000 above the 
fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of 
$3,382,000,000 above the President's request. Included in this 
amount is $45,996,925,000 in mandatory authority and 
$72,729,156,000 in discretionary authority.
    The Committee recommendation highlights the continued 
commitment to our servicemembers and their families and to our 
veterans. The bill includes significant increases in both the 
military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs 
budgets. The total funding level for military construction is 
$24,800,239,000, a 20 percent increase over the fiscal year 
2008 enacted level. This level of unprecedented funding 
supports the servicemen and women and their families who are 
making the ultimate sacrifice during this time of war. The 
programs funded in the bill for the Department of Defense 
address the numerous challenges we have asked our military to 
accomplish simultaneously. These funds support an increase in 
troop strength for both the Army and Marine Corps, continue the 
cleanup of military bases closed during Base Realignment and 
Closure rounds, resource the military's global re-stationing 
plan, and ensure that our military personnel and their 
families' quality of life is preserved within these plans.
    The total funding level of $93,685,057,000 for the 
Department of Veterans Affairs is a seven percent increase over 
the fiscal year 2008 enacted level. The recommendation provides 
funding to increase support for benefits claims in order to 
reduce the claims processing backlog and length of time it 
takes to process an initial claim. The Committee also provides 
increases for medical care funding for all veterans and 
provides additional funding in order to increase Priority 8 
enrollment by 10 percent, and to improve access to medical care 
for veterans where Veterans Health Administration services are 
not available. The Committee is also concerned with the backlog 
in non-recurring maintenance and has provided additional 
resources to address this issue.
    The following table compares amounts recommended in the 
bill to the President's request and amounts appropriated in 
fiscal year 2008:



                           Items of Interest

    Quality of Life Initiative.--The Committee's recommendation 
for military construction continues the initiative, begun in 
fiscal year 2008, to provide additional quality of life 
facilities for military personnel and their families. The 
Committee's recommendation therefore includes $199,200,000 for 
five additional troop housing facilities for Army and Marine 
Corps recruits and trainees. While both the Army and Marine 
Corps have made a commitment to fund improved barracks, the 
Committee believes that more effort is needed on behalf of 
marines and soldiers who are going through basic and advanced 
training. The Committee also recommends building upon a prior 
initiative by adding $136,481,000 for medical treatment 
facility design and construction. This will provide $57,900,000 
to renovate the hospital at Camp Lejeune, which will add 7,410 
marines under the Growing the Force initiative, and $78,581,000 
to accelerate planning and design for a hospital replacement at 
Fort Bliss, which will receive four additional brigades by 2012 
under Army plans for Base Realignment and Closure and global 
restationing.
    Report on Child Care Waiting Lists.--The Committee notes 
that the President has called for an increased commitment to 
providing child care and youth activity services to military 
families. The Committee fully supports this commitment and 
commends the Department of Defense for following the lead of 
Congress and increasing the number of child development and 
youth activity facilities from three in the fiscal year 2008 
request to eleven in the fiscal year 2009 request. The 
Committee believes that more effort is needed, and to further 
this initiative, the Committee directs that the Secretaries of 
the Army, Navy, and Air Force each provide a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the 
current waiting list for child care services at each 
installation no later than August 1, 2008.
    BRAC, Global Restationing, Growing the Force, and Local 
School Impacts.--The Committee remains concerned by the impact 
that Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), global restationing, 
and the Growing the Force initiative will have on the ability 
of localities near growing bases to accommodate increased 
demands for off-base infrastructure such as schools. In order 
to help local communities plan and budget for such impacts, the 
Committee directs the Department of Defense to keep the 
responsible authorities fully informed about the effects of 
force structure changes on base populations. The Committee 
further directs the Army and Marine Corps to submit no later 
than October 1, 2008, and semi-annually thereafter, to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress an 
updated report on projected base population increases for those 
installations that will add at least 1,000 permanent party 
military personnel (compared to the 2003 baseline) under BRAC, 
global restationing, and Growing the Force. In addition to the 
total growth in base population for each such installation from 
2003-2013, this report shall provide, at minimum, a breakout of 
the data for each such installation showing the growth during 
the same period in the numbers of permanent party active duty 
military members, Department of Defense civilians, Reserve 
component personnel, students and trainees, contractors, 
military family members, school age children of military family 
members, and school age children of DoD civilians. In addition, 
the report shall also contain a description of the status of 
local school construction efforts at all installations with an 
expected base population growth of 20 percent or more.
    Management of Overseas Basing.--On September 17, 2004, the 
Department of Defense delivered its ``Report to Congress on 
Strengthening U.S. Global Defense Posture'', inaugurating what 
it described as ``the most profound re-ordering of U.S. 
military forces overseas since our current posture was cemented 
at the end of World War II and the Korean War.'' The report 
announced a shift away from forward-stationed garrisons to 
deter specific threats toward a flexible network of smaller, 
but rapidly expandable, sites to meet a wide range of possible 
contingencies. This shift toward forward operating sites and 
cooperative security locations reduced the need for new 
overseas military construction projects and increased reliance 
on host nation and contractor-maintained facilities. The 
Committee is concerned that the Department has not made a 
concomitant effort to ensure that planning, budgeting, and 
financial management practices are in place to ensure adequate 
oversight of the costs and operations of this new base 
structure. Currently, management and oversight are fragmented 
between different command levels of both the services and the 
Combatant Commands, defeating transparency and accountability. 
The Committee therefore directs the Department to include, with 
the Overseas Master Plan submission in 2009, a management annex 
that describes current arrangements for planning, programming, 
budgeting, financial management, and contract management for 
overseas bases, as well as initiatives being taken to correct 
deficiencies in such arrangements. The Committee understands 
that the Army has instituted a pilot program under which the 
Installation Management Command will assume responsibility for 
the forward operating site at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. 
The management annex shall also include an assessment of this 
pilot program and a discussion of both ``lessons learned'' and 
the prospect of applying this approach to all overseas forward 
operating sites and cooperative security locations.
    Need for Review of Global Basing Strategy.--The Committee 
is also concerned by recent developments that have called into 
question the underlying rationale of the Integrated Global 
Presence and Basing Strategy (IGPBS) that was developed from 
the global posture review. In response to concerns expressed by 
the Commander of European Command (EUCOM) about the adequacy of 
the forces to be left within the EUCOM area of responsibility 
by IGPBS, the Secretary of Defense decided in 2007 to extend 
two brigade combat teams (BCTs) in Germany until 2012-2013, 
during which these two BCTs purportedly will be moved to the 
United States, though it is unclear whether the reasons 
necessitating this extension will no longer apply by then. The 
Secretary also decided recently to halt the planned removal of 
approximately 3,500 troops from Korea, for reasons that are not 
entirely clear. Furthermore, the decision by the Administration 
to create Africa Command (AFRICOM) has opened the question of 
what basing structure in Africa should be created to support 
this new command. Finally, the conflicts in Iraq and 
Afghanistan have demonstrated a need to reconcile this new 
basing approach to long-term conflicts involving continuous 
rotation of large forces to the same areas over a period of 
many years, blurring the distinction between ``forward-
deployed'' and ``forward-stationed'' forces, and between 
``expeditionary'' and ``enduring'' locations. The new Global 
Posture strategy rested on certain key assumptions, such as:
          (1) Pursuant to the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review, 
        the U.S. should shift its approach to strategic 
        planning from a ``threat-based'' approach to a 
        ``capabilities-based'' approach. This approach is 
        expressed in the statement of the September 2004 report 
        that ``we cannot know exactly where or when we will be 
        called on to fight'';
          (2) U.S. military forces would acquire and maintain 
        the necessary capabilities in mobility, deployment 
        readiness, and expeditionary base construction to 
        overcome any reduction in the advantages of forward 
        stationing; and
          (3) Overseas force reductions in certain areas could 
        be implemented without any undue harm to U.S. 
        relationships with host nations, NATO, or new security 
        commitments.
    The Committee believes that the next Administration should 
conduct a reassessment of these assumptions and adjust the 
Integrated Global Presence and Basing Strategy to account for 
developments that were not anticipated or accounted for by the 
Department in its initial global posture review.
    Africa Command.--The Committee is concerned about the 
Department's conflicting indications regarding the future 
permanent headquarters of Africa Command. The Committee has 
been informed in the past that headquarters locations in the 
United States were ruled out; however, recent reports suggest 
that U.S. locations will be included in a comprehensive survey 
of potential locations, in addition to those in Africa and 
Europe. The Committee therefore directs the Department of 
Defense to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations 
of both Houses of Congress on potential future locations for 
AFRICOM headquarters no later than December 31, 2008. This 
report shall include, at minimum: (1) the fundamental 
considerations that need to be taken into account in the siting 
of an AFRICOM headquarters, such as proximity to the area of 
responsibility, utilization of existing U.S. infrastructure 
including State Department facilities, host nation political 
sensitivities, and consistency with AFRICOM's structure and 
mission; (2) the specific criteria to be considered in deciding 
between specific locations within the African continent, should 
that be the chosen approach; (3) the merits and disadvantages 
of keeping AFRICOM headquarters at its current location in 
Stuttgart, Germany; and (4) a comprehensive listing of all 
specific locations that have been considered. In addition, this 
report shall include an assessment of existing cooperative 
security locations and forward operating sites in Africa and 
the extent to which they meet AFRICOM's mission requirements. 
This report may be submitted in classified form.
    Inflation in Military Construction.--The Committee remains 
very concerned by the inadequacy of inflation factors used to 
form the budget requests for military construction and family 
housing. The baseline construction inflation rate used by the 
Department of Defense, which is based on the gross domestic 
product price index rather than indices of material and labor 
costs in the construction sector, is merely 2 percent for 
fiscal year 2009. This figure is grossly out of step with the 
construction inflation estimates reported by the private 
sector. The Committee also notes a report by the Department 
that the fiscal year 2008 Base Realignment and Closure program 
would require 11 percent additional funding if the 2007, rather 
than 2006, pricing guidance had been used to form that program. 
The Committee is fully supportive of efforts by the Department 
to more accurately account for recent changes and regional 
variation in the construction market through the use of more 
up-to-date pricing guidance and area cost factors. However, the 
Committee believes that the overall military construction 
budget will continue to be at risk if the baseline inflation 
rate does not better reflect actual market conditions. The 
failure to fully account for these conditions is evidenced by 
the increased number of scope reductions, project 
cancellations, and reprogramming requests in recent years. The 
Committee therefore directs the Department to incorporate more 
realistic inflation estimates into its construction program. 
The Committee further directs the Department to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress the 
baseline inflation rate used to form the fiscal year 2010 
military construction and family housing request, along with a 
comparison of this figure to the construction inflation rate 
used by other Federal agencies in their fiscal year 2010 budget 
requests for construction. This report shall be submitted no 
later than seven days after the submission of the fiscal year 
2010 budget request.
    Fort Monmouth.--The Committee is concerned that the 
Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have not taken 
adequate steps to ensure the availability of medical services 
for veterans and military retirees after the scheduled closure 
of Fort Monmouth, which will occur by September 2011. The 
Committee therefore directs the Departments of Defense and 
Veterans Affairs jointly to submit a report on how the medical 
service needs of these populations will be addressed, including 
the potential need for new facilities, no later than January 
30, 2009.

                                TITLE I


                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


                     Military Construction Overview


                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescissions)    $9,926,457,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................    11,362,876,000
Committee recommendation in the bill (including           11,741,876,000
 rescissions).........................................
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     1,815,419,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       379,000,000


    Military construction accounts provide funds for new 
construction, construction improvements, planning and design, 
and host nation support. Projects funded by these accounts 
include facilities for operations, training, maintenance, 
research and development, supply, medical care, and force 
protection, as well as unaccompanied housing, utilities 
infrastructure, and land acquisition.
    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$11,814,466,000 and rescissions of $72,590,000 for Military 
Construction, an increase of $1,815,419,000 above the fiscal 
year 2008 enacted level and an increase of $379,000,000 above 
the budget request.
    Use of Planning and Design Funds to Source 
Reprogrammings.--The Committee notes with concern the increased 
utilization of planning and design funds to offset prior 
approval reprogramming requests. Planning and design funds are 
appropriated by the Committee to ensure that the Future Years 
Defense Program for military construction and family housing is 
adequately scoped and executable upon the approval of 
construction funds. The Committee expects that such funds will 
be used solely for this purpose. The increasing frequency of 
the use of such funds to offset shortfalls in actual 
construction indicates two things: first, that the Department 
has failed to adequately budget for inflation in the 
construction market to the point where incidental bid savings 
on certain projects are no longer adequate to cover 
unforeseeable cost increases on other projects; and second, 
that the Department has overestimated its planning and design 
requirements in previous budget submissions. To correct for the 
over-estimation of planning and design funds, the Committee 
recommends the following adjustments to military construction 
planning and design accounts: Army, -$30,000,000; Air Force, 
-$5,000,000; Defense-Wide, -$5,000,000 (Special Operations 
Command, -$2,500,000; National Security Agency, -$2,500,000); 
and Army National Guard, -$10,000,000. The Committee further 
encourages the services and Defense agencies to make greater 
use of alternatives to the design-bid-build approach, such as 
design-build and early contractor involvement.
    Innovative Construction Methods.--The Committee notes that 
the current level of spending on military construction is 
higher, in constant dollars, than during any sustained period 
since the mid-1950s. Given the enormous volume of construction 
to be executed to satisfy the requirements of Base Realignment 
and Closure, global restationing, Growing the Force, and 
numerous other initiatives, the Committee encourages the 
Department of Defense to make full use of innovative 
construction techniques, such as standard designs and permanent 
modular facilities, consistent with departmental goals for 
sustainability, recapitalization, quality of life, and 
operational requirements.
    Submission of Project-Level Detail for Military 
Construction Initiatives.--The Committee is concerned by 
indications that the Department of Defense may include a lump-
sum request for military construction associated with the 
relocation of Marine Corps personnel and dependents from 
Okinawa to Guam in the fiscal year 2010 budget request, rather 
than specifying individual projects in accordance with normal 
practice. The Committee has rejected this approach when the 
Department has requested lump-sum appropriations for previous 
military construction initiatives, such as the Growing the 
Force initiative for the Army and Marine Corps. The Committee 
directs the Department to ensure that all military construction 
requests for initiatives, including the relocation to Guam, 
comprise specific projects that are individually scoped and 
executable in the year of appropriation, and to submit the 
corresponding project-level detail, including 1391 forms, to 
the Committee along with any such requests.
    Incremental Funding of Military Construction Projects.--The 
Committee will continue to exercise its prerogative to 
recommend incremental funding of military construction projects 
where appropriate, in accordance with authorizing legislation. 
The Committee recommends incremental funding for the Command 
and Battle Center at Wiesbaden, Germany under Military 
Construction, Army.
    Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization 
(FSRM).--The Department is directed to continue describing on 
form 1390 the backlog of FSRM requirements at installations 
with future construction projects. For troop housing requests, 
form 1391 should describe any FSRM conducted in the past two 
years. Likewise, future requirements for unaccompanied housing 
at the corresponding installation should be included. 
Additionally, the forms should include English equivalent 
measurements for projects presented in metric measurement. 
Rules for funding repairs of facilities under the Operation and 
Maintenance accounts are described below:
          (1) components of the facility may be repaired by 
        replacement. Such replacement can be up to current 
        standards or codes;
          (2) interior arrangements and restorations may be 
        included as repair;
          (3) additions, new facilities, and functional 
        conversions must be performed as military construction 
        projects. Such projects may be done concurrently with 
        repair projects as long as the final conjunctively 
        funded project is a complete and usable facility; and
          (4) the appropriate service Secretary shall notify 
        the appropriate committees 21 days prior to carrying 
        out any repair project with an estimated cost in excess 
        of $7,500,000.
    Transfer of Funds to Foreign Currency Account.--The 
Committee directs the Department of Defense to submit a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress 
no later than December 1, 2008, on the amounts of expired funds 
transferred from military construction and family housing 
accounts to the Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Construction, 
Defense account at the end of fiscal year 2008.
    Projects.--Congress has made significant reforms in the way 
it reviews funding for the Federal government; reforms which 
the Committee takes very seriously as it executes its 
constitutional authority. Earmarking or directed spending of 
Federal dollars does not begin with Congress. It begins with 
the Executive Branch. The Administration, in selecting 
projects, goes through a process that is the functional 
equivalent of earmarking. When the Committee reviews the budget 
request, it goes through a process of rigorous review and may 
alter or modify this list to reflect additional priorities. The 
Committee is concerned that Executive Order 13457 effectively 
gives the Administration line-item veto authority over military 
construction projects funded in the bill, which would 
negatively impact the long history of cooperation the Committee 
has had with the Department of Defense regarding such projects. 
Therefore, the Committee has included bill language 
incorporating the military construction projects specified in 
the table entitled ``Military Construction'' that appear on 
pages 93 through 110 into the text of the bill by reference.

                      Military Construction, Army


                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescissions)    $3,927,893,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     4,615,920,000
Committee recommendation in the bill (including            4,750,216,000
 rescissions).........................................
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       822,323,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       134,296,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,801,536,000 
and rescissions of $51,320,000 for Military Construction, Army, 
an increase of $822,323,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted 
level and an increase of $134,296,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommends the following rescissions due to 
bid savings and cancellations of previously appropriated 
projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Conference
       Public law/location           Project title         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
PL 110-5 (FY 2007);
    NC: Fort Bragg..............  Digital                    -20,000,000
                                   Multipurpose Range
                                   Complex.
    Italy: Vicenza..............  Barracks Complex            -4,980,000
                                   (PN 61847).
    Italy: Vicenza..............  Barracks Complex            -4,440,000
                                   (PN 62438).
    Italy: Vicenza..............  Brigade Complex....         -5,300,000
                                 ---------------------------------------
    Subtotal, PL 110-5..........  ...................        -34,720,000
PL 110-161 (FY 2008):
    NV: Hawthorne Army Depot....  Ground Water                -3,500,000
                                   Treatment Plant.
    NY: Fort Drum...............  Brigade Complex-            -6,600,000
                                   Company Operations.
    TX: Fort Bliss..............  Health and Dental           -6,500,000
                                   Clinic.
                                 ---------------------------------------
    Subtotal, PL 110-161........  ...................        -16,600,000
                                 =======================================
            Total...............  ...................        -51,320,000
                                 =======================================
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Virginia-Fort Myer: Hatfield Gate Expansion.--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that not less than $300,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.
    Unaccompanied Housing Privatization Feasibility Study.--The 
Committee notes that the Army has committed to fully funding 
the modernization of 147,700 permanent party barracks spaces by 
fiscal year 2013, two years later than the previous, pre-
Growing the Force target of 134,500 spaces. While the Army 
should be commended for making this commitment to better 
housing for unaccompanied soldiers, the Committee is concerned 
that budgetary pressures will lead to further extensions of the 
timeline for completion. The Committee believes that the Army 
should consider the possibility of expanding unaccompanied 
housing privatization for both senior and junior enlisted 
personnel. The Committee therefore directs the Army to study 
the feasibility of such an initiative and report its findings 
to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress 
no later than December 31, 2008. This study shall analyze both 
the financial and legal aspects of privatization, as well as 
potential impacts on command, unit cohesion, and quality of 
life.
    Army Medical Action Program.--The Committee is concerned 
that current facilities for the Army Medical Action Program 
(AMAP) are insufficient for their purpose, as indicated by the 
recent report that wounded warriors suffering from post-
traumatic stress disorder at one installation are regularly 
exposed in their current housing to the noise of gunfire from 
nearby training ranges. Although the Army included $138,100,000 
for such facilities in the fiscal year 2008 emergency 
supplemental request, the Committee understands that the full 
estimated requirement for AMAP military construction is 
approximately $1,400,000,000. The Department of Defense has not 
responded to repeated Committee requests for a full list of 
AMAP projects and the associated 1391 forms. The Committee 
finds this unacceptable and directs the Army to submit a list 
of all AMAP projects and the associated 1391 forms to the 
Committee no later than July 18, 2008.

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescissions)    $2,187,837,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     3,096,399,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     3,280,809,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     1,092,972,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       184,410,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,280,809,000 
for Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps, an increase 
of $1,092,972,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and 
an increase of $184,410,000 above the budget request.
    Maine-Portsmouth NSY: Dry Dock #3 Waterfront Support 
Facility.--Of the funds provided for planning and design in 
this account, the Committee directs that not less than 
$1,450,000 be made available for the design of this project.

                    Military Construction, Air Force


                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................    $1,149,277,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       934,892,000
Committee recommendation in the bill (including              958,843,000
 rescissions).........................................
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     (190,434,000)
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        23,951,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $976,524,000 
and rescissions of $17,681,000 for Military Construction, Air 
Force, a decrease of $190,434,000 below the fiscal year 2008 
enacted level and an increase of $23,951,000 above the budget 
request.
    The Committee recommends the following rescissions due to 
bid savings from previously appropriated projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Conference
       Public law/location           Project title         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
PL 109-114 (FY 2006);
    Korea; Kunsan AB............  Dormitory..........         -1,359,000
PL 110-5 (FY 2007):
    AK: Eielson AFB.............  Add/Alter Physical          -1,415,000
                                   Fitness Center.
    AK: Elmendorf AFB...........  F/A-22 Corrosion            -1,119,000
                                   Control/Low
                                   Observable
                                   Composite Repair
                                   Facility.
    HI: Hickam AFB..............  C-17 Fuel Cell Nose         -1,047,000
                                   Dock.
                                 ---------------------------------------
    Subtotal, PL 110-5..........  ...................         -3,581,000
PL 110-161 (FY 2008):
    AK: Elmendorf AFB...........  F-22A Taxiway,             -12,741,000
                                   Taxilanes & Arm/De-
                                   Arm Apron.
                                 ---------------------------------------
            Total...............  ...................        -17,681,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Arizona-Luke AFB: Repair Runway Pavement.--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that not less than $1,755,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.
    Texas-Lackland AFB: Security Forces Building, Phase 1.--Of 
the funds provided for planning and design in this account, the 
Committee directs that not less than $900,000 be made available 
for the design of this project.
    Texas-Laughlin AFB: Student Officer Quarters, Phase 2.--Of 
the funds provided for planning and design in this account, the 
Committee directs that not less than $1,440,000 be made 
available for the design of this project.
    Texas-Randolph AFB: Fire and Rescue Station.--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that not less than $972,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.

                  Military Construction, Defense-Wide


              (INCLUDING TRANSFER AND RESCISSION OF FUNDS)




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescissions)    $1,599,404,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     1,783,998,000
Committee recommendation in the bill (including            1,610,861,000
 rescission)..........................................
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        11,457,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................     (173,137,000)


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,614,450,000 
and a rescission of $3,589,000 for Military Construction, 
Defense-Wide, an increase of $11,457,000 above the fiscal year 
2008 enacted level and a decrease of $173,137,000 below the 
budget request.
    The Committee recommends the following rescission due to 
the cancellation of a previously appropriated project:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Conference
       Public law/location           Project title         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
PL 108-324 (FY 2005):
    VA: Oceana NAS..............  Bulk Fuel Storage           -3,589,000
                                   Tank.
                                 ---------------------------------------
        Total...................  ...................         -3,589,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Medical Treatment Facilities Construction.--The Committee 
is greatly concerned with the large backlog of needed 
recapitalization for medical treatment facilities for military 
servicemembers and their families. The current Future Years 
Defense Program (FYDP) for Tricare Management Activity military 
construction averages $412,000,000 per year for fiscal years 
2009 through 2013, and much of this amount is accounted for by 
medical research facilities. With the services identifying 
recapitalization requirements ranging in the several billions 
of dollars, the current FYDP for medical construction is 
obviously and severely insufficient. The Department's inventory 
of medical treatment facilities is riddled with aging 
hospitals, clinics, and other facilities that do not meet 
current standards for medical care. Adding to this problem is 
the fact that several installations are adding thousands of 
personnel and dependents due to base realignment and closure, 
the relocation of units from Europe and Korea to the United 
States, and the Growing the Force initiative that will add 
92,000 active duty personnel to the Army and Marine Corps. The 
Committee therefore directs the Department of Defense to 
develop a comprehensive master plan for medical treatment 
facilities construction, to include both recapitalization and 
new requirements. This plan shall include a comprehensive 
priority list of projects for all services, provide a cost 
estimate for each project, supply data on the current state of 
facilities and the projected change in demand for services due 
to growth for each location on the list, indicate the extent to 
which identified construction requirements are programmed in 
the FYDP, and indicate the resources required for associated 
planning and design work. This report shall be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress no 
later than December 31, 2008.
    Department of Defense Education Activity.--The Committee is 
concerned that the current rate of funding for Department of 
Defense Education Activity (DODEA) construction is not 
sufficient to maintain the quality of schools deserved by the 
children of servicemembers. The Committee therefore directs 
DODEA to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress on the status of its military 
construction program no later than December 31, 2008. The 
report shall include, at minimum: (1) a comprehensive list of 
all current DODEA schools and a quality assessment of each 
school's facilities, indicating where facilities are 
nonexistent, undersized, or otherwise inadequate to carry out 
authorized activities; (2) a comprehensive list of all 
construction projects required to bring facilities up to 
current standards as indicated by the DODEA Education 
Facilities Specifications and eliminate temporary facilities, 
as well as the estimated cost of each project; (3) the impact 
of base realignment and closure and global restationing actions 
on the student populations of affected schools; and (4) an 
estimate of the total annual sustainment, restoration and 
modernization funds required to maintain the facilities of each 
DODEA district at current codes and the Department-prescribed 
recapitalization rate.

               Military Construction, Army National Guard





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescissions)      $536,656,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       539,296,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       628,668,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        92,012,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        89,372,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $628,668,000 
for Military Construction, Army National Guard, an increase of 
$92,012,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $89,372,000 above the budget request.
    Maryland-Dundalk: Readiness Center Add/Alt.--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that not less than $579,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.
    Minnesota-Arden Hills ATS: Infrastructure Improvements.--Of 
the funds provided for planning and design in this account, the 
Committee directs that not less than $1,005,000 be made 
available for the design of this project.
    North Carolina-Camp Butner: Training Complex.--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that not less than $1,376,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.
    Pennsylvania-Honesdale: Readiness Center Add/Alt.--Of the 
funds provided for planning and design in this account, the 
Committee directs that not less than $504,000 be made available 
for the design of this project.
    Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh: Combined Support Maintenance 
Shop.--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that not less than $3,250,000 be 
made available for the design of this project.
    South Carolina-Sumter: Readiness Center.--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that not less than $382,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.
    Vermont-Ethan Allen Range: Readiness Center.--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that not less than $323,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.
    Virginia-Fort Belvoir: Readiness Center and NGB Conference 
Center.--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that not less than $1,085,000 be 
made available for the design of this project.

               Military Construction, Air National Guard





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $287,537,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        34,374,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       142,809,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     (144,728,000)
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       108,435,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $142,809,000 
for Military Construction, Air National Guard, a decrease of 
$144,728,000 below the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $108,435,000 above the budget request.
    Illinois-Greater Peoria RAP: C-130 Squadron Operations 
Center.--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that not less than $400,000 be 
made available for the design of this project.
    Massachusetts-Otis ANGB: TFI Digital Ground Station FOC 
Beddown.--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that not less than $1,700,000 be 
made available for the design of this project.
    Rhode Island-Quonset State AP: Replace Control Tower.--Of 
the funds provided for planning and design in this account, the 
Committee directs that not less than $600,000 be made available 
for the design of this project.

                  Military Construction, Army Reserve




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $148,133,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       281,687,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       282,607,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       134,474,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................           920,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $282,607,000 
for Military Construction, Army Reserve, an increase of 
$134,474,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $920,000 above the budget request.
    Texas-Bryan: Reserve Center.--Of the funds provided for 
planning and design in this account, the Committee directs that 
not less than $920,000 be made available for the design of this 
project.

                  Military Construction, Navy Reserve





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $64,430,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        57,045,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        57,045,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       (7,385,000)
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................                 -
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $57,045,000 
for Military Construction, Navy Reserve, a decrease of 
$7,385,000 below the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request.

                Military Construction, Air Force Reserve





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescission).       $25,290,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        19,265,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        30,018,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         4,728,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        10,753,000
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,018,000 
for Military Construction, Air Force Reserve, an increase of 
$4,728,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $10,753,000 above the budget request.
    Massachusetts-Westover ARB: Joint Service Lodging Facility. 
Of the funds provided for planning and design in this account, 
the Committee directs that not less than $943,000 be made 
available for the design of this project.

     North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $201,400,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       240,867,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       218,867,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        17,467,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................      (22,000,000)
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment 
Program (NSIP) consists of annual contributions by NATO member 
countries. The program finances the costs of construction 
needed to support the roles of the major NATO commands. The 
investments cover facilities such as airfields, fuel pipelines 
and storage, harbors, communications and information systems, 
radar and navigational aids, and military headquarters.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $218,867,000 
for NSIP, an increase of $17,467,000 above the fiscal year 2008 
enacted level and a decrease of $22,000,000 below the budget 
request.
    The decrease from the budget request is due to the 
Committee's recommendation to appropriate the funds for the 
Department of Defense contribution to the new NATO headquarters 
facility under Military Construction, Defense-Wide, rather than 
under NSIP.
    Occasionally, the U.S. has been forced to delay temporarily 
the authorization of projects due to shortfalls in U.S. 
obligation authority. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
Defense to notify the Committee 30 days prior to taking such 
action.

                        Family Housing Overview





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescissions)    $2,866,724,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     3,203,455,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     3,166,455,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       299,731,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................      (37,000,000)


    Family housing construction accounts provide funds for new 
construction, construction improvements, the Federal government 
costs for family housing privatization projects, and planning 
and design. The operation and maintenance accounts provide 
funds to pay for maintenance and repair, furnishings, 
management, services, utilities, leasing, interest, mortgage 
insurance, and miscellaneous expenses.
    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$3,166,455,000 for the family housing construction and 
operation and maintenance accounts, an increase of $299,731,000 
above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and a decrease of 
$37,000,000 below the budget request.
    Report on Government-Owned Family Housing.--The Committee 
understands that the Department of Defense defines an 
inadequate family housing unit as any unit requiring whole-
house repair, improvement, or replacement exceeding a per unit 
cost of $50,000 adjusted by the area cost factor. The Committee 
further understands that the Services utilize condition 
assessments, based on private sector housing industry 
construction codes and sizing standards, as the basis for 
determining whether a unit meets the threshold of inadequacy. 
The Committee is concerned that this minimal definition of 
inadequacy will result in a remnant of Government-owned housing 
that does not keep pace with the rising expectations of 
servicemembers and their families due to the success of 
privatization. The Committee therefore directs the Secretaries 
of the Army, Navy and Air Force to provide a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the 
application of the DoD definition of inadequate housing no 
later than December 31, 2008. This report shall include at 
minimum: (1) a detailed description of the condition assessment 
method utilized, including the specific basis of sizing 
standards; (2) a breakdown of the total units currently 
assessed as ``adequate'' into quintiles according to the per 
unit cost of whole-house repair, improvement, or replacement; 
and (3) a breakdown of all government-owned units, both 
adequate and inadequate, by installation (along with an 
indication, where applicable, of those units for which a 
privatization, replacement, or improvement project is currently 
programmed in the Future Years Defense Program).
    Growing the Force and Family Housing Requirements.--The 
Growing the Force initiatives to add 92,000 active duty 
personnel to the Army and Marine Corps will generate 
significant new requirements for family housing. At the 
direction of the Committee, both the Army and Marine Corps 
submitted a stationing plan indicating the units and numbers of 
personnel to be added to each installation. The Committee 
directs the Secretaries of the Army and the Navy to submit a 
plan for addressing the additional family housing requirements 
due to Growing the Force. This plan shall specify, by each 
affected installation, the projected additional family members, 
the projected requirement for privatized or government-owned 
military family housing, the current housing deficit (if any) 
at the installation, the projects programmed into the current 
Future Years Defense Plan to address the requirement, and a 
target date for meeting the requirement. This plan shall be 
submitted no later than December 31, 2008.
    Family Housing Privatization Progress Reports.--The 
Committee directs the Department of Defense to continue 
submitting semi-annual progress reports on the family housing 
privatization program, including a breakout of military tenant 
satisfaction rates by project.
    Foreign Currency Savings and Sub-Account Transfers.--The 
Committee directs that savings from foreign currency re-
estimates be used to maintain existing family housing units. 
The Comptroller is directed to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on how these savings 
are allocated by December 1, 2008. In addition, the Committee 
directs the Services and Defense agencies to notify the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress within 
30 days of a transfer of funds between subaccounts within the 
family housing construction and family housing operation and 
maintenance accounts, if such transfer is in excess of 10 
percent of the funds appropriated to the sub-account to which 
the funds are being transferred. Notifications to the 
Committees shall indicate the sub-accounts and amounts that are 
being used to source the transfer.
    Leasing Reporting Requirements.--The Secretary of Defense 
is directed to report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress quarterly on the details of all new or 
renewed domestic leases entered into during the previous 
quarter that exceed the cost threshold set by 10 U.S.C. 
2828(b)(2), including certification that less expensive housing 
was not available for lease. For foreign leases, the Department 
is directed to: (1) perform an economic analysis on all new 
leases or lease/contract agreements where more than 25 units 
are involved; (2) report the details of new or renewed lease 
agreements that exceed the cost threshold set by 10 U.S.C. 
2828(e)(1) 21 days prior to entering into such an agreement; 
and (3) base leasing decisions on the economic analysis.
    Projects.--Congress has made significant reforms in the way 
it reviews funding for the Federal government; reforms which 
the Committee takes very seriously as it executes its 
constitutional authority. Earmarking or directed spending of 
Federal dollars does not begin with Congress. It begins with 
the Executive Branch. The Administration, in selecting 
projects, goes through a process that is the functional 
equivalent of earmarking. When the Committee reviews the budget 
request, it goes through a process of rigorous review and may 
alter or modify this list to reflect additional priorities. The 
Committee is concerned that Executive Order 13457 effectively 
gives the Administration line-item veto authority over military 
construction projects funded in the bill, which would 
negatively impact the long history of cooperation the Committee 
has had with the Department of Defense regarding such projects. 
Therefore, the Committee has included bill language 
incorporating the housing construction projects specified in 
the table entitled ``Military Construction'' that appear on 
pages 93 through 110 into the text of the bill by reference.

                   Family Housing Construction, Army



Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescission).      $419,841,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       678,580,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       646,580,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       226,739,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................      (32,000,000)


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $646,580,000 
for Family Housing Construction, Army, an increase of 
$226,739,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and a 
decrease of $32,000,000 below the budget request. The 
appropriation includes $226,000,000 to construct new family 
housing units, $420,001,000 to improve or privatize existing 
units, and $579,000 for planning and design.

             Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $731,920,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       716,110,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       716,110,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................      (15,810,000)
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $716,110,000 
for Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army, a decrease 
of $15,810,000 below the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request.

           Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $293,129,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       382,778,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       382,778,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        89,649,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $382,778,000 
for Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps, an 
increase of $89,649,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request. The appropriation 
includes $62,598,000 to construct new family housing units, 
$318,011,000 to improve or privatize existing units, and 
$2,169,000 for planning and design.

    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine Corps




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $371,404,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       376,062,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       376,062,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         4,658,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $376,062,000 
for Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine 
Corps, an increase of $4,658,000 above the fiscal year 2008 
enacted level and the same as the budget request.

                 Family Housing Construction, Air Force




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level (including rescission).      $312,747,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       395,879,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       395,879,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        83,132,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $395,879,000 
for Family Housing Construction, Air Force, an increase of 
$83,132,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request. The appropriation includes 
$71,828,000 to construct new family housing units, $316,343,000 
to improve or privatize existing units, and $7,708,000 for 
planning and design.
    Air Force Family Housing Privatization.--The Committee is 
concerned with the status of the Military Housing Privatization 
Initiative projects at Moody AFB, Patrick AFB, Hanscom AFB, and 
Little Rock AFB. The Committee recommends that the Air Force 
establish a single point of contact for each project to assist 
and provide information to all concerned parties until the sale 
of these projects is concluded and the initial development 
phase is completed at each site. The Committee urges the Air 
Force to resolve the status of these projects expeditiously, 
and to address, to the maximum extent possible, the concerns of 
those parties (such as subcontractors) not directly involved in 
negotiations on the sale of these projects. The Committee 
directs the Air Force to report to the Committee on the status 
of these four projects no later than August 1, 2008.

          Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $688,335,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       599,465,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       594,465,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................      (93,870,000)
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       (5,000,000)


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $594,465,000 
for Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force, a 
decrease of $93,870,000 below the fiscal year 2008 enacted 
level and a decrease of $5,000,000 below the budget request.

         Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $48,848,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        49,231,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        49,231,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................           383,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $49,231,000 
for Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, an 
increase of $383,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.

         Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................          $500,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................           850,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................           850,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................           350,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Family Housing Improvement Fund (FHIF) is authorized by 
section 2883, title 10, United States Code, and provides the 
Department of Defense with authority to finance joint ventures 
with the private sector to revitalize and to manage the 
Department's housing inventory. The statute authorizes the 
Department to use limited partnerships, make direct and 
guaranteed loans, and convey Department-owned property to 
stimulate the private sector to increase the availability of 
affordable, quality housing for military personnel.
    The FHIF is used to build or renovate family housing by 
mixing or matching various legal authorities, and by utilizing 
private capital and expertise to the maximum extent possible. 
The fund is administered as a single account without fiscal 
year limitations and contains appropriated and transferred 
funds from family housing construction accounts.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $850,000 for 
the Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund, an 
increase of $350,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.

            Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Fund





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................             - - -
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        $4,500,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................         4,500,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         4,500,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Homeowners Assistance Fund account finances the 
Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) which provides assistance 
to individual military and Federal civilian homeowners who 
sustain losses on the sales of their primary residences due to 
declining real estate markets attributable to the closure or 
realignment of military installations. This non-expiring 
revolving fund receives funding from several sources, including 
appropriations, borrowing authority, reimbursable authority, 
prior fiscal year unobligated balances, appropriation 
transfers, revenue from sale of acquired properties, and 
recovery of prior year obligations.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,500,000 for 
the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Fund, an 
increase of $4,500,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.

          Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)


Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $104,176,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       134,278,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       134,278,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        30,102,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide 
account provides funds for the design and construction of full-
scale chemical disposal facilities and associated projects to 
upgrade installation support facilities and infrastructures 
required to support the Chemical Demilitarization program.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $134,278,000 
for Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide, an 
increase of $30,102,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    Projects.--Congress has made significant reforms in the way 
it reviews funding for the Federal government; reforms which 
the Committee takes very seriously as it executes its 
constitutional authority. Earmarking or directed spending of 
Federal dollars does not begin with Congress. It begins with 
the Executive Branch. The Administration, in selecting 
projects, goes through a process that is the functional 
equivalent of earmarking. When the Committee reviews the budget 
request, it goes through a process of rigorous review and may 
alter or modify this list to reflect additional priorities. The 
Committee is concerned that Executive Order 13457 effectively 
gives the Administration line-item veto authority over 
construction projects funded in the bill, which would 
negatively impact the long history of cooperation the Committee 
has had with the Department of Defense regarding such projects. 
Therefore, the Committee has included bill language 
incorporating the construction projects specified in the table 
below into the text of the bill by reference.

                 Chemical Demilitarization Construction


                        [In thousands of dollars]

                                                             FY 2009
                       Location                          administration
                                                             request

Colorado: Pueblo Chem-Agent Disposal Pilot Plant......            65,060
Kentucky: Blue Grass Chem-Agent Disposal Pilot Plant..            57,218
Kentucky: Blue Grass Army Depot Defense Access Road...            12,000


               Base Realignment and Closure Account 1990





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $295,689,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       393,377,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       473,377,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       177,688,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        80,000,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $473,377,000 
for the Base Realignment and Closure Account 1990, an increase 
of $177,688,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $80,000,000 above the budget request. Of the amount 
provided above the budget request, the Committee directs that 
$60,000,000 shall be made available to the Navy, and 
$20,000,000 shall be made available to the Army. The Committee 
is aware that there is a backlog of remaining requirements, 
particularly for cleanup of unexploded ordnance, for closed 
installations dating back to the 1988 BRAC round. The Committee 
is concerned by the slow pace of progress in remediating these 
properties and directs the Department of Defense to make 
funding for previous BRAC rounds a higher priority.

               Base Realignment and Closure Account 2005




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................    $7,235,591,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     9,065,386,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     9,065,386,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     1,829,795,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,065,386,000 
for the Base Realignment and Closure Account 2005, an increase 
of $1,829,795,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and 
the same as the budget request. This funding supports the most 
recent base realignment and closure round which affects over 
800 locations across the nation through 24 major closures, 24 
major realignments, and 765 other actions.
    Traffic Impacts at BRAC-Affected Installations.--The 
Committee is concerned about the potential for increased 
traffic congestion at the new military medical facility to be 
constructed in Bethesda, Maryland through the Base Realignment 
and Closure process. The Committee supports the responsible 
commander's decision to request certification for two projects 
under the Defense Access Roads (DAR) program, and urges the 
Department to expeditiously review this request. The Committee 
also directs the Department of Defense to proactively identify 
all other necessary transportation improvements at BRAC-
affected installations that may be eligible for DAR 
certification. When environmental impact statements identify 
specific projects that are needed, the Committee directs the 
Department to ensure that a needs report is generated and 
reviewed as expeditiously as possible. The Committee further 
directs the Department to aggressively plan and budget for DAR-
certified projects arising from BRAC actions.

                       Administrative Provisions

    The bill includes 27 provisions that were included in the 
fiscal year 2008 enacted appropriations bill. The bill does not 
include one new provision proposed by the Administration that 
would provide for new starts under a continuing resolution. The 
administrative provisions included in the bill are as follows:
    Section 101 prohibits the use of funds for payments under a 
cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract for construction where cost 
estimates exceed $25,000. An exception for Alaska is provided.
    Section 102 permits the use of construction funds for the 
hire of passenger motor vehicles.
    Section 103 permits funds to be expended on the 
construction of defense access roads under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 104 prohibits construction of new bases in the 
United States without a specific appropriation.
    Section 105 limits the use of funds for the purchase of 
land or land easements that exceed 100 percent of value except 
under certain conditions.
    Section 106 prohibits the use of funds to acquire land, 
prepare sites, or install utilities for family housing except 
housing for which funds have been appropriated.
    Section 107 limits the use of minor construction funds to 
be transferred or relocated from one installation to another.
    Section 108 prohibits the procurement of steel unless 
American producers, fabricators, and manufacturers have been 
allowed to compete.
    Section 109 prohibits the use of funds to pay real property 
taxes in foreign nations.
    Section 110 prohibits the use of funds to initiate a new 
installation overseas without prior notification.
    Section 111 establishes a preference for American 
architectural and engineering services where the services are 
in Japan, NATO member countries, and countries bordering the 
Arabian Gulf. The Administration proposed to delete this 
provision.
    Section 112 establishes a preference for American 
contractors for military construction in the United States 
territories and possessions in the Pacific and on Kwajalein 
Atoll, or in countries bordering the Arabian Gulf, except bids 
by Marshallese contractors for military construction on 
Kwajalein Atoll.
    Section 113 requires the Secretary of Defense to give prior 
notice to Congress of military exercises where construction 
costs, either temporary or permanent, exceed $100,000. The 
Administration proposed to delete this provision.
    Section 114 limits obligations to no more than 20 percent 
during the last two months of the fiscal year. The 
Administration proposed to delete this provision.
    Section 115 allows funds appropriated in prior years to be 
used for new projects authorized during the current session of 
Congress.
    Section 116 allows the use of expired or lapsed funds to 
pay the cost of supervision for any project being completed 
with lapsed funds.
    Section 117 provides that funds for military construction 
projects are available until the end of the fourth fiscal year 
following the fiscal year in which funds are appropriated, 
subject to certain conditions.
    Section 118 requires the Secretary of Defense to report 
annually on actions taken during the current fiscal year to 
encourage other member nations of NATO, Japan, Korea, and 
United States allies bordering the Arabian Gulf to assume a 
greater share of defense costs. The Administration proposed to 
delete this provision.
    Section 119 allows for the transfer of proceeds from ``Base 
Realignment and Closure Account, Part I'' to the continuing 
Base Realignment and Closure accounts.
    Section 120 allows for the transfer of funds from Family 
Housing, Construction accounts to the Department of Defense 
Family Housing Improvement Fund and funds from Military 
Construction accounts to the Department of Defense Military 
Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund. The Administration 
proposed to modify this provision.
    Section 121 requires the Secretary of Defense to notify 
Congressional Committees sixty days prior to issuing a 
solicitation for a contract with the private sector for 
military family housing. The Administration proposed to delete 
this provision.
    Section 122 provides transfer authority to the Homeowners 
Assistance Program.
    Section 123 requires that funds in this title be the sole 
source of all operation and maintenance for flag and general 
officer quarter houses, and limits the repair on these quarters 
to $35,000 per year without notification. The Administration 
proposed to modify this provision.
    Section 124 makes funds in the Ford Island Improvement Fund 
available until expended.
    Section 125 prohibits the use of funds for military 
construction, family housing, or land acquisition projects at 
installations closed or realigned under BRAC, except under 
certain conditions. The Administration proposed to delete this 
provision.
    Section 126 allows the transfer of expired funds to the 
``Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Construction, Defense'' 
account. This provision was included in the fiscal year 2007 
House passed appropriations bill and is proposed by the 
Administration in fiscal year 2008.
    Section 127 prohibits the use of funds for any action 
related to the expansion of Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, 
Colorado. The Administration proposed to delete this provision.

                                TITLE II


                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS





Fiscal year 2008 enacted level......................  \1\ $87,595,142,00
                                                                       0
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.....................  \1\ 90,761,057,000
Committee recommendation in the bill................  \1\ 93,685,057,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level..................       6,089,915,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request.................      2,924,000,000

\1\ All funding cited above excludes amounts in the Medical Care
  Collections Fund.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the largest 
Federal agencies in terms of employment with an average 
employment of approximately 253,000. The nation has more than 
23,500,000 veterans, and 35,900,000 family members of living 
veterans and survivors of deceased veterans. Thus, close to 
59,400,000 people, comprising about 19.6 percent of the total 
population of the United States, are potential recipients of 
veterans benefits provided by the Federal government.
    The Committee recommends a total of $93,685,057,000 in new 
budget authority for programs in fiscal year 2009, an increase 
of $6,089,915,000 or seven percent above the fiscal year 2008 
enacted level and an increase of $2,924,000,000 above the 
budget request.
    The funds recommended provide compensation payments to 
3,356,343 veterans and survivors of deceased veterans with 
service-connected disabilities; pension payments to 517,736 
non-service-connected disabled veterans, widows and children in 
need of financial assistance; education training, tuition 
assistance, and vocational assistance to 567,854 veterans, 
servicemembers, and reservists, and 82,728 eligible dependents 
of deceased veterans or seriously disabled veterans; housing 
credit assistance in the form of 180,000 guaranteed loans to 
veterans and servicemembers; administration or supervision of 
life insurance programs with 7,087,725 policies for veterans 
and active duty servicemembers providing coverage of 
$1,084,862,000,000; inpatient care and treatment of 
beneficiaries in 153 hospitals, 50 domiciliary residential 
rehabilitation treatment programs (formerly called 
``domiciliaries''), 135 nursing homes, and 1,089 outpatient 
clinics, which includes independent, satellite, community-
based, and rural outreach clinics involving 70,457,000 visits; 
and administration of the National Cemetery Administration for 
burial of eligible veterans, servicemembers and their 
survivors.

                    Veterans Benefits Administration


                       COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................   $41,236,322,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................    43,111,681,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................    43,111,681,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     1,875,359,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................  ................


    This appropriation provides funds for service-connected 
compensation payments to an estimated 3,356,343 beneficiaries 
and pension payments to another 517,736 beneficiaries with non-
service-connected disabilities. The average cost per 
compensation case in 2009 is estimated at $11,817, and pension 
payments are projected at a unit cost of $7,737.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$43,111,681,000 for compensation, pension, and burial benefits, 
an increase of $1,875,359,000 above the fiscal year 2008 
enacted level and the same as the budget request.
    The appropriation includes authority to transfer funding 
not to exceed $26,798,000, of which $9,853,000 is for the 
General Operating Expenses account and $13,792,000 is for the 
Medical Support and Compliance and Information Technology 
Systems accounts. These funds are for the administrative 
expenses of implementing cost saving provisions required by the 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Public Law 101-508, 
the Veterans' Benefits Act of 1992, Public Law 102-568, and the 
Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1994, Public Law 103-
446. These cost saving provisions include verifying pension 
income against Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social 
Security Administration (SSA) data; establishing a match with 
the SSA to obtain verification of Social Security numbers; and 
the VA pension cap for Medicaid-eligible single veterans and 
surviving spouses alone in Medicaid-covered nursing homes. The 
bill also includes language permitting this appropriation to 
reimburse such sums as may be earned to the medical care 
collections fund to help defray the operating expenses of 
individual medical facilities for nursing home care provided to 
pensioners.
    The Committee concurs with the Administration proposal to 
provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), based on the change 
in the Consumer Price Index, to all compensation beneficiaries, 
including dependency and indemnity compensation for spouses and 
children. This adjustment is currently estimated at 2.5 percent 
and is the same as the COLA that will be provided, under 
current law, to veterans' pension and Social Security 
recipients. The increase, effective December 1, 2008, has an 
estimated cost of $687,235,000 during fiscal year 2009 and is 
reflected in the Compensation and Pensions appropriation level.
    Burial Benefits.--The Committee is concerned about the 
eroding value of the plot allowance and burial benefits 
provided to our nation's veterans by the Department of Veterans 
Affairs. Because the benefits are not indexed to inflation, 
their value continues to diminish each year. As a result, 
families and state veterans' cemeteries have been left to cover 
the increasing costs. The Committee urges the Department to 
assess the viability of increasing the plot allowance and 
burial benefits to cover the same percentage of veterans' 
burial costs that they covered in 1973, when they were 
initiated.

                         READJUSTMENT BENEFITS




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................    $3,300,289,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     3,086,944,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     3,086,944,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     (213,345,000)
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -


    This appropriation finances the education and training of 
veterans and servicemembers whose initial entry on active duty 
took place on or after July 1, 1985. These benefits are 
included in the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance 
Program. Eligibility to receive this assistance began in 1987. 
Basic benefits are funded through appropriations made to the 
Readjustment Benefits appropriation and transfers from the 
Department of Defense. Supplemental benefits are also provided 
to certain veterans through education assistance to certain 
members of the Selected Reserve and are funded through 
transfers from the Department of Defense. In addition, certain 
disabled veterans are provided with vocational rehabilitation, 
specially adapted housing grants, and automobile grants with 
approved adaptive equipment.
    This account also finances educational assistance 
allowances for eligible dependents of those veterans who died 
from service-connected causes or have a total and permanent 
service-connected disability as well as dependents of 
servicemembers who were captured or missing-in-action.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,086,944,000 
for Readjustment Benefits, a decrease of $213,345,000 below the 
fiscal year 2008 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

                   VETERANS INSURANCE AND INDEMNITIES




Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $41,250,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        42,300,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        42,300,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         1,050,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -
    The Veterans Insurance and Indemnities appropriation is 
made up of the former appropriations for military and naval 
insurance, applicable to World War I veterans; national service 
life insurance (NSLI), applicable to certain World War II 
veterans; servicemen's indemnities, applicable to Korean 
conflict veterans; and the veterans mortgage life insurance, 
applicable to individuals who have received a grant for 
specially adapted housing.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,300,000 
for Veterans Insurance and Indemnities, an increase of 
$1,050,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request. The amount provided will enable the 
Department to transfer funding to the service-disabled veterans 
insurance fund and transfer additional amounts for payments for 
the 2,250 policies under the veterans mortgage life insurance 
program. These policies are identified under the Veterans 
Insurance and Indemnity appropriation since they provide 
insurance to service-disabled veterans unable to qualify under 
basic NSLI.

         VETERANS HOUSING BENEFIT PROGRAM FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT
                                                                              Limitation on
                                                                             direct loans for    Administrative
                                                          Program account   specially adapted       expenses
                                                                              housing loansFiscal year 2008 enacted level.........................        $17,389,000           $500,000       $154,562,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request........................          2,000,000            500,000        157,210,000
Committee recommendation in the bill...................          2,000,000            500,000        157,210,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level.....................       (15,389,000)  .................          2,648,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request....................  .................  .................  .................
    The purpose of the home loan guaranty program is to 
facilitate the extension of mortgage credit on favorable terms 
by private lenders to eligible veterans. This appropriation 
provides for all costs, with the exception of the Native 
American veterans housing loan program, of the Department's 
direct and guaranteed loans programs. The Federal Credit Reform 
Act of 1990 requires budgetary resources to be available prior 
to incurring a direct loan obligation or a loan guaranty 
commitment. In addition, the bill requires all administrative 
expenses of a direct or guaranteed loan program to be funded 
through a program account. Loan guaranties are made to 
servicemembers, veterans, reservists, and single surviving 
spouses for the purchase of homes, condominiums, and 
manufactured homes and for refinancing loans. The Department 
guarantees part of the total loan, permitting the purchaser to 
obtain a mortgage with a competitive interest rate, even 
without a down payment if the lender agrees. The Department 
requires that a down payment be made for a manufactured home. 
With a Department guaranty, the lender is protected against 
loss, up to the amount of the guaranty, if the borrower fails 
to repay the loan.
    The Committee recommends such sums as may be necessary 
(currently estimated to total $2,000,000) for funding subsidy 
payments, $500,000 for the limitation on direct loans for 
specially adapted housing loans, and $157,210,000 for 
administrative expenses.

            VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
                                                                              Limitation on      Administrative
                                                          Program account      direct loans         expensesFiscal year 2008 enacted level.........................            $71,000         $3,287,000           $311,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request........................             61,000          3,180,000            320,000
Committee recommendation in the bill...................             61,000          3,180,000            320,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level.....................           (10,000)          (107,000)              9,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request....................  .................  .................  .................
    This appropriation covers the funding subsidy cost of 
direct loans for vocational rehabilitation of eligible veterans 
and, in addition, it includes administrative expenses necessary 
to carry out the direct loan program. Loans of up to $1,041 
(based on indexed chapter 31 subsistence allowance rate) are 
available to service-connected disabled veterans enrolled in 
vocational rehabilitation programs when the veteran is 
temporarily in need of additional assistance. Repayment is made 
in monthly installments, without interest, through deductions 
from future payments of compensation, pension, subsistence 
allowance, educational assistance allowance, or retirement pay. 
Most loans are repaid in full in less than one year. The 
Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 requires budgetary resources 
to be available prior to incurring a direct loan obligation.
    The Committee recommends $61,000 for funding subsidy 
program costs and $320,000 for administrative expenses. The 
administrative expenses may be transferred to and merged with 
the General Operating Expenses account.
    In addition, the Committee includes language limiting 
direct loans to $3,180,000. It is estimated that the Department 
will make 4,021 loans in fiscal year 2009, with an average 
amount of $791.

          NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 Administrative expenses:
Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................          $628,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget recommendation................           646,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................           646,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................            18,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -
    The Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program, as 
authorized by title 38 United States Code, chapter 37, 
subchapter V, provides the Secretary with authority to make 
direct housing loans to Native American veterans for the 
purpose of purchasing, constructing, or improving dwellings on 
trust lands. The Committee recommends the budget request of 
$646,000 for administrative expenses of the Native American 
Veteran Housing Loan Program, which may be transferred to and 
merged with the General Operating Expenses account.

  GUARANTEED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING LOANS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS PROGRAM 
                                ACCOUNT

    Public Law 105-368, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act 
of 1998, established this program. All funds authorized for 
this program were appropriated in fiscal year 2000. Therefore, 
no appropriation request has been included for fiscal year 
2009. Bill language is included allowing the use of up to a 
total of $750,000 in Medical Support and Compliance and General 
Operating Expenses funds to administer this program.

                     Veterans Health Administration

    The Department operates the largest Federal medical care 
delivery system in the country, with 153 hospitals, 50 
domiciliary residential rehabilitation treatment programs 
(formerly called `domiciliaries'), 135 nursing homes, and 1,089 
outpatient clinics which include independent, satellite, 
community-based, and rural outreach clinics.
    The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is comprised of 
four accounts: Medical Services, Medical Support and 
Compliance, Medical Facilities, and Medical and Prosthetic 
Research. For these accounts, the Administration has requested 
total resources of $39,178,503,000 in direct appropriations and 
$2,544,000,000 in Medical Care Collections Fund appropriations, 
to fund the various operating programs of the VHA.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$40,783,270,000 for these accounts. This is an increase of 
$3,582,050,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $1,604,767,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee recommendation uses the rate of health care spending 
growth reported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services which is higher than the inflation rate used by the 
Department to build the request. The recommendation also 
provides additional funding to address specific healthcare 
issues.
    Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund.--Recent reports 
continue to highlight the importance of cooperation between the 
Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs in 
order to ensure a seamless transition for our veterans, to 
identify the best treatment plans, and to ensure care is 
available to veterans in all areas of the nation. The Committee 
is pleased by the progress the Departments have made this year 
towards greater cooperation to include: providing liaisons to 
key organizations such as the National Intrepid Center of 
Excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Office of the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs; providing Federal Recovery 
Coordinators at several Military Treatment Facilities; 
continuing work on the establishment of International 
Classification of Diseases--9th Revision (ICD-9) codes for 
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI); and continuing efforts on 
shared electronic medical information. Despite these efforts, 
much still needs to be done. The bill includes language to 
allow the Department to transfer a minimum of $15,000,000 to 
the DoD/VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund. The Committee 
directs that these funds are to be used for joint programs 
between the Department of Defense and the Department of 
Veterans Affairs that seek to improve the continuity of care 
for veterans and expects the Departments to continue their 
efforts in the development of programs to track trauma, Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and TBI patients and their 
treatment/progress over time and through both medical systems; 
the development of comprehensive and universal clinical 
practice guidelines based on evidence-based medicine and 
clinical efficacy for blast injuries, traumatic brain injuries 
and PTSD; access to services through joint clinics; and 
projects that promote a seamless transition to include programs 
that improve the electronic exchange of information. The 
Committee also expects the Departments to increase their 
efforts in the area of suicide prevention.
    Traumatic Brain Injury.--The Committee notes that Traumatic 
Brain Injury (TBI) was included as a Select Program in the 
budget submission. The Department of Veterans Affairs is 
directed to continue to include TBI as a Select Program in all 
future budget submissions. All reports indicate that Traumatic 
Brain Injury is among the signature injuries of the Global War 
on Terror. The Committee recognizes that the Department is 
working diligently to address the challenges associated with 
this injury through early detection and treatment and urges the 
Department to continue its work and take every opportunity to 
partner with the Department of Defense. The Committee 
encourages the Department to consider neurocognitive screening 
as a detection option. Additionally, the Committee directs the 
Department to report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress by February 27, 2009 on the steps that 
are being taken to ensure that this patient population 
continues to be followed after initial treatment and that the 
VHA is fully prepared to address their future medical needs. 
The Committee urges the Department to continue its efforts to 
refine current International Classification of Diseases--9th 
Revision (ICD-9) codes to better reflect the TBI patient 
population within the Departments of Defense and Veterans 
Affairs. The Department of Veterans Affairs is directed to 
include an update of progress on the revision of the ICD-9 
codes for TBI within the quarterly status reports provided to 
Congress during fiscal year 2009.
    Innovations.--The Committee believes that investing in 
innovation is a key factor in ensuring a responsive, efficient, 
quality healthcare system and commends the Department for 
providing funds from the National Reserve Fund to finance 
innovation. The Committee feels that more can be done, however, 
to test and adopt innovations from the private sector and 
encourages the Department to increase funding for this program 
so that additional public/private pilot projects may be 
implemented in fiscal year 2009. The Committee directs the 
Department to report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress annually on the funding provided for 
innovation from the National Reserve Fund for the previous 
fiscal year by April 1st of each year.
    Priority 8 Enrollment.--The Committee believes that the 
Department should do everything possible to increase access to 
medical care for all our veterans, but not in a manner that 
will negatively impact the medical care of currently enrolled 
patients. The Secretary is directed to increase Priority 8 
enrollment by 10 percent, (an enrollment level increase the 
Committee believes appropriate for VHA capacity and current 
patient projections) in fiscal year 2009 and provide this 
enrollment to Priority 8 veterans with the lowest income level. 
The Committee estimates that it will require an additional 
$568,000,000 in order to implement this direction and has 
provided increases within the medical accounts accordingly. The 
Secretary is further directed to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act on the Department's progress.
    Federal Recovery Coordinators.--The Report on the 
President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded 
Warriors, July 2007, emphasized the importance of the Federal 
Recovery Coordinator's role in the ``system of care that 
enables injured service members to maximize their recovery and 
their opportunity to return to the mainstream of American 
life''. The budget submission indicates that the Office of Care 
Management and Social Work Service was created and that eight 
Federal Recovery Coordinators were hired in order to implement 
this recommendation. The Committee is concerned that current 
staffing levels for this program may be insufficient to address 
the needs of both current wounded and the additional wounded 
that will enter this system. The Committee directs the 
Secretary to report by January 30, 2009, to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the progress of 
this program and the actions that will be taken to ensure that 
there are sufficient Federal Recovery Coordinators. 
Additionally, the report will provide a review of the resources 
that both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department 
of Defense have provided to the Recovery Plan efforts.
    Diabetes.--More than 70 percent of veterans who seek 
medical care through the VHA are overweight and 20 percent of 
the patient population has diabetes; which is a rate that is 
almost three times higher than the general population. The 
Committee is encouraged by the efforts that the Department has 
taken to address the challenges of obesity and diabetes to 
include: the Managing Overweight/Obesity for Veterans 
Everywhere (MOVE) Program; and the expansion of the formulary 
to include innovative drug therapies. The Committee urges the 
Department to continue to increase its emphasis on this issue 
through even greater partnership with local communities and 
other federal agencies on programs for obesity and diabetes 
prevention; additional research; and adherence to nationally 
recognized clinical guidelines for treatment and care.
    Access to Care in the Chattanooga, Tennessee Market.--The 
Committee notes that the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced 
Services (CARES) report recognized that access to inpatient and 
surgical services in the Chattanooga, Tennessee market needed 
improvement. The CARES solution was to recommend that the 
Department use existing authorities and policies to contract 
for inpatient and surgical care to improve access in this 
market. The Committee believes that access has not improved and 
directs the Secretary to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by January 30, 2009 
on what actions the Department plans to take to improve access 
in this area.

                            MEDICAL SERVICES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level \1\....................   $28,105,220,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request \2\...................    29,819,503,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................    30,854,270,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................     2,749,050,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................    1,034,767,000\1\ Reflects funding transfer approved by the Committee on April 17,
  2008.
\2\ The budget request included funding for ``Medical Support and
  Compliance'' as part of this account.

    This appropriation provides for medical services of 
eligible veterans and beneficiaries in Department medical 
centers, outpatient clinic facilities, contract hospitals, 
State homes, and outpatient programs on a fee basis. Hospital 
and outpatient care is also provided by the private sector for 
certain dependents and survivors of veterans under the civilian 
health and medical programs for the Department of Veterans 
Affairs.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$30,854,270,000 for Medical Services, an increase of 
$2,749,050,000 or 9.8 percent above the fiscal year 2008 
enacted level when adjusted for transfers and an increase of 
$1,034,767,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
estimates that $400,000,000 will be needed to increase 
enrollment of Priority 8 veterans by 10 percent and has 
increased funding accordingly. Funding has also been increased 
an additional $100,000,000 to increase the beneficiary travel 
reimbursement mileage rate to 41.5 cents per mile from the 
current rate of 28.5 cents per mile; an additional $10,000,000 
for new Vet Centers; an additional $200,000,000 to increase the 
availability of fee-based services; an additional $116,000,000 
for new generation prosthetics; an additional $32,000,000 to 
allow for additional personnel for the HUD-Veterans Affairs 
Supportive Housing Program to address an anticipated increase 
in the number of section 8 vouchers approved and directs the 
Department to increase the number of case workers as necessary 
to accommodate the increase in vouchers; and an additional 
$8,000,000 to increase the homeless grant and per diem program 
to the authorized level of $130,000,000.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2010, up to $1,350,000,000 of the Medical 
Services appropriation.
    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.--While the 
Committee is encouraged by recent progress the Department has 
made to include: the policy to allow comorbid inpatient 
treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse 
disorder; the establishment of a suicide hotline in partnership 
with the Department of Health and Human Services; the increase 
in mental health initiative funding; and the increase of 23 
additional Vet Centers, the Committee believes that much more 
can be done by the Department to provide for our veterans who 
are struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse. The 
Committee was disappointed that the budget request for fiscal 
year 2009 did not highlight substance abuse as a Select Program 
and is concerned that this oversight may reflect a reduced 
interest in this program. The Committee expects that not less 
than $584,000,000 will be spent on the Substance Abuse 
Treatment Program in fiscal year 2009. The Committee has also 
included bill language to ensure that not less than 
$3,800,000,000 will be spent on specialty mental health care. 
The Committee expects the Department to utilize all available 
mental health resources to ensure access to mental health 
services for all veterans and to increase availability to fee-
based services in areas where the Department is unable to offer 
care. The Department is further urged to continue work with the 
Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human 
Services to develop comprehensive and universal clinical 
practice guidelines based on evidence-based medicine for PTSD, 
and to increase work in the areas of suicide prevention and 
military sexual trauma. The Department is encouraged to 
consider all treatment options to include the feasibility of 
utilizing virtual reality exposure therapy in conjunction with 
neuroprotective antioxidant micronutrients, group 
psychotherapy; and eye movement desensitization and 
reprocessing.
    The Committee remains concerned that additional action is 
needed to ensure that the Department is prepared to care for 
this patient population and directs the Secretary to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by 
January 30, 2009 on actions taken to address the 
recommendations made by the Fourth National Summit on Women 
Veterans Issues, the actions taken to address the 
recommendations made by the ``Blue Ribbon Work Group on Suicide 
Prevention in the Veteran Population'', the actions taken to 
address the recommendations made by the expert panel in public 
health suicide programs, and the actions taken by the 
Department to ensure that the VHA is prepared both now and in 
the future to provide care for this population. Additionally, 
the Committee has included language directing the Office of 
Inspector General to conduct a review of the Department's 
progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 
Mental Health Strategic Plan.
    Access to Medical Care in Remote Areas.--The Committee 
continues to be concerned by reports of poor access to care for 
veterans living in rural areas, areas where VHA services are 
not available, and areas where travel to VHA facilities is 
lengthy or difficult. While the Committee agrees that VHA 
facilities are the preferred option for health care services 
and that the electronic health record reduces waste while 
improving treatment, the Committee notes that receiving care 
should be the first priority. The Committee has therefore 
provided an additional $200,000,000 for fee-based services. The 
Committee directs the Under Secretary for Health to distribute 
this funding outside of the Veterans Equitable Resource 
Allocation process to regions where additional fee-based 
services are most needed.
    HIV/AIDS.--The Committee notes that the budget request has 
included $73,680,000 to update HIV testing policies, pending 
authorization. The Committee agrees with the funding and 
commends the Department for taking this action.
    Prosthetics.--The Committee recommends an additional 
increase of $116,000,000 above the budget request for new 
generation prosthetics. The Secretary is directed to review 
policies with regard to prosthetics and report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by 
January 30, 2009 on the steps taken to ensure that the 
Department is providing veterans with appropriate prosthetic 
support given recent advances in technology.
    Outpatient Services for the Blind.--The Committee was 
pleased to see an increase in funding for Blind Rehabilitation 
Services and expects the Department to continue current 
outpatient services for the blind at no less than fiscal year 
2008 levels.
    High Risk Populations.--The Committee believes that every 
effort should be made to increase research, develop early 
detection and prevention programs, and partner with the 
Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human 
Services to develop comprehensive and universal clinical 
practice guidelines based on evidence-based medicine for 
diseases that are prevalent among the veteran population and/or 
the veteran population is at greater risk of contracting than 
other Americans. The Committee encourages the Department to 
consider increasing efforts for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 
and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; lung cancer 
screening technologies such as computed tomography scans and 
computer aided detection in conjunction with chest x-rays; 
photon-mediated pain treatment; ultrasonic bone stimulation on 
healing; and bladder cancer screening.
    Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Veterans.--The 
Committee has included an additional $50,000,000 for a total 
increase of $100,000,000, to increase the mileage reimburseent 
rate for veterans by an additional 6.5 cents, to 41.5 cents per 
mile. This further increase is necessary due to the fact that 
average retail gasoline prices have increased an average of 
$1.75 per gallon since January 2007 to a national average of 
over $4 per gallon.

                     MEDICAL CARE COLLECTIONS FUND

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Care Collections 
Fund (MCCF) was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 
(Public Law 105-33). The Department deposits first-party and 
pharmacy co-payments, third-party insurance payments and 
enhanced-use collections, long-term care co-payments, 
Compensated Work Therapy Program collections, Compensation and 
Pension Living Expenses Program collections, and Parking 
Program fees into the MCCF. The Congressional Budget Office 
estimate of fees that will be collected in fiscal year 2009 is 
$2,544,000,000.

                     MEDICAL SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level \1\....................    $4,062,000,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request \2\...................     4,256,000,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     4,400,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       338,000,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................      144,000,000\1\ Reflects funding transfer approved by the Committee on April 17,
  2008.
\2\ The budget request included this funding in the ``Medical Services''
  account.

    The Medical Support and Compliance appropriation funds the 
expenses of management and administration of the Department's 
health care system to include financial management, public 
health and environmental hazard, quality and performance 
management, medical inspection, human research oversight, 
training programs and continuing education, security, volunteer 
operations, and human resources.
    The Committee recommends $4,400,000,000 for Medical Support 
and Compliance, an increase of $338,000,000 above the fiscal 
year 2008 enacted level and an increase of $144,000,000 above 
the budget request. The Committee estimates that an additional 
$100,000,000 will be needed to increase enrollment of Priority 
8 veterans by 10 percent and has increased funding accordingly.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2010, up to $250,000,000 of the Medical 
Support and Compliance appropriation.
    Third-Party Collections.--The Committee is concerned about 
a recent GAO report that reiterates findings that third party 
billing and collection processes at the Department continue to 
be ineffective and limit the revenue received from third party 
insurance companies. Significant dollars continue to go 
uncollected, dollars that could be used to further improve the 
quality and quantity of veterans health care. The Committee 
believes the Department could do more to increase third party 
collections and directs the Department to provide a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by 
August 1, 2008 on the specific actions taken to improve third 
party collections, the results of the Revenue Improvement 
Demonstration pilot project directed in House Report 109-305, 
and the feasibility of establishing consolidated patient 
account centers.
    Increasing Collaborations at Veterans Health Administration 
Facilities.--The Committee is encouraged by the progress the 
Department has made in increasing its collaborations with 
minority health schools. The Committee has heard testimony, 
however, about the need for increased efforts and therefore, 
directs the Department to provide a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by January 30, 2009 
on the actions taken to improve collaboration with minority 
health professions schools.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level \1\....................    $4,260,000,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     4,661,000,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     5,029,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       769,000,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................      368,000,000\1\ Reflects funding transfer approved by the Committee on April 17,
  2008.

    The Medical Facilities appropriation provides funds for the 
operation and maintenance of the Department's health care 
system's capital infrastructure. Included under this heading 
are provisions for costs associated with utilities, 
engineering, capital planning, leases, laundry, groundskeeping, 
garbage, housekeeping, facility repair, and property 
disposition and acquisition.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,029,000,000 
for Medical Facilities, an increase of $769,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of $368,000,000 
above the budget request. The Committee estimates than an 
increase of $68,000,000 is needed to accommodate an increased 
enrollment of Priority 8 veterans by 10 percent and has 
increased funding accordingly. This recommendation also 
includes an increase of $300,000,000 for non-recurring 
maintenance to be distributed in a manner not subject to the 
Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation. The Committee directs 
that first priority for this funding be given to maintenance 
that addresses life/safety and suicide prevention deficiencies 
on mental health wards.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2010, up to $350,000,000 of the Medical 
Facilities appropriation.
    Community-Based Outpatient Clinics.--The Department is 
directed to provide the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress with a status report outlining the actions 
which have been taken to activate community-based outpatient 
clinics at the following locations: Chattanooga, Tennessee; 
Charlottesville, Virginia; Lynchburg, Virginia; and Northwest 
Washington.
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).--The Committee encourages 
the Department to consider the advantages of upright MRI 
scanning over traditional recumbent MRI scanning in the 
diagnosis of certain lumbar and cervical pathologies.

                    MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $480,000,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       442,000,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       500,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        20,000,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        58,000,000
    This account includes medical, rehabilitative, and health 
services research. Medical research is an important aspect of 
the Department's programs, providing complete medical and 
hospital services for veterans. The prosthetic research program 
is also essential in the development and testing of prosthetic, 
orthopedic, and sensory aids for the purpose of improving the 
care and rehabilitation of eligible disabled veterans, 
including amputees, paraplegics, and the blind. The health 
services research program provides unique opportunities to 
improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the health care 
delivery system. In addition, budgetary resources from a number 
of areas including appropriations from the medical care 
accounts, reimbursements from the Department of Defense, and 
grants from the National Institutes of Health, private 
proprietary sources, and voluntary organizations provide 
support for the Department's researchers.
    The Committee recommends $500,000,000 for Medical and 
Prosthetic Research, an increase of $20,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of $58,000,000 
above the budget request. The Committee was disappointed to 
learn that the budget request had not only cut this account, 
but had also applied that cut to research in areas that are 
most relevant to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi 
Freedom veterans; research areas such as acute trauma, mental 
illness, and substance abuse all suffered substantial cuts. The 
recommended increase restores these research areas to their 
fiscal year 2008 levels. The Committee directs that the 
additional increase of $20,000,000 be applied to research 
topics most prevalent within our veteran population.
    Research Partnerships.--The Committee believes the 
Department is uniquely positioned to lead the nation in 
applying medical research to medical practice. The Department 
is encouraged to increase its partnering with the Department of 
Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services in the 
development of clinical practices using evidence-based medicine 
and clinical efficacy.

                    National Cemetery Administration

 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $195,000,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       180,959,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       240,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        45,000,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        59,041,000
    The National Cemetery Administration was established in 
accordance with Public Law 93-43, the National Cemeteries Act 
of 1973. It has a fourfold mission: to provide for the 
interment, in any national cemetery with available grave space, 
the remains of eligible deceased servicemembers and discharged 
veterans, together with their spouses and certain dependents, 
and to permanently maintain their graves; to provide headstones 
for, and to mark graves of eligible persons in national, State, 
and private cemeteries; to administer the grant program for aid 
to States in establishing, expanding, or improving State 
veterans' cemeteries; and to administer the Presidential 
Memorial Certificate Program. This appropriation will provide 
for the operation and maintenance of 164 cemeterial 
installations in 39 States, the District of Columbia, and 
Puerto Rico.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $240,000,000 
for the National Cemetery Administration, an increase of 
$45,000,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $59,041,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
recommendation includes at least $25,000,000 to be used to 
correct deficiencies identified in the 2002 Millennium Act 
report to the Congress.

                      Departmental Administration


                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................    $1,605,000,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     1,699,867,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     1,801,867,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       196,867,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       102,000,000
    The General Operating Expenses appropriation provides for 
the administration of non-medical veterans benefits through the 
Veterans Benefits Administration and departmental management 
and support. The Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 changed the 
accounting of Federal credit programs and required that all 
administrative costs associated with such programs be included 
within the respective credit accounts. Beginning in fiscal year 
1992, costs incurred by housing and vocational rehabilitation 
programs for administration of these credit programs are 
reimbursed by those accounts. The bill includes budget requests 
totaling $123,070,000 in other accounts for these credit 
programs. In addition, $9,853,000 is transferred from the 
Compensation and Pensions account for administrative costs of 
implementing cost saving provisions required by the Omnibus 
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 and the Veterans' Benefits 
Act of 1992. Section 208 of the administrative provisions 
provides requested language which permits excess revenues in 
three insurance funds to be used for administrative expenses. 
The Department estimates that $30,592,000 will be utilized for 
such purposes in fiscal year 2009. Prior to fiscal year 1996, 
such costs were included in the General Operating Expenses 
appropriation.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,801,867,000 
for General Operating Expenses, an increase of $196,867,000 
above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of 
$102,000,000 above the budget request. The amount provided 
includes $1,473,753,000 for Veterans Benefits Administration. 
The recommended increase of $102,000,000 includes $100,000,000 
for approximately 1,400 new claims processors in addition to 
the budget request plan for 703 new personnel. Additionally, 
the recommendation includes $2,000,000 for Veterans Benefit 
Administration to enter into operating leases to address 
increased space requirements for the new personnel.
    Energy Conservation.--The Committee directs the Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs to provide a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the steps taken by 
the Department to achieve energy conservation measures. The 
report is to be submitted to the Committees no later than 
September 30, 2009.

                     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................  \1\$2,260,465,00
                                                                       0
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................     2,442,066,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................     2,492,066,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       231,601,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       50,000,000\1\ Reflects funding transfer approved by the Committee on April 17,
  2008.

    The Information Technology Systems account was established 
in P.L. 109-114. The account previously encompassed the entire 
non-pay information technology portfolio for the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, including all automation efforts in all 
administrations. Starting in fiscal year 2007, and reflected 
for the first time in the budget request for fiscal year 2008, 
this account also included pay and associated costs for 
information technology staff.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,492,066,000 
for Information Technology Systems, an increase of $231,601,000 
above the fiscal year 2008 current estimate, and $50,000,000 
above the budget request.
    The Committee has included bill language requiring the 
Department to submit an expenditure plan for the total amount 
provided, not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act. 
In addition, an administrative provision is included in the 
bill which allows for the reprogramming of funds in this 
account between projects upon prior notification to, and 
approval by, the Committee.
    The Department proposed, and the Committee approved, a 
funding transfer during fiscal year 2008 which included 
establishing an emergency fund for use in meeting critical 
unplanned needs at the medical center level. The fund is to be 
used to address emergent needs, including urgent replacement of 
broken IT equipment or equipment needs for unanticipated 
staffing changes. The Committee recommendation includes 
$50,000,000 to continue this effort in fiscal year 2009 and 
expects the Department to budget for this program in the 
future.
    Cyber Security.--The Committee remains concerned with the 
pace of the Department in implementing the Government 
Accountability Office and Inspector General recommendations to 
improve the Department's cyber security capability. The 
Committee urges the Department to test commercial off-the-shelf 
software that would help the Department implement the audit 
recommendations.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $80,500,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        76,500,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        87,818,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         7,318,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        11,318,000
    The Office of Inspector General was established by the 
Inspector General Act of 1978 and is responsible for the audit, 
investigation, and inspection of all Department of Veterans 
Affairs programs and operations. The overall operational 
objective is to focus available resources on areas which would 
help improve services to veterans and their beneficiaries, 
assist managers of Department programs to operate economically 
in accomplishing program goals, and to prevent and deter 
recurring and potential fraud, waste, and inefficiencies.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $87,818,000 
for the Office of Inspector General, an increase of $7,318,000 
above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of 
$11,318,000 above the budget request. The funding recommended 
will enable the Office of Inspector General to maintain the 
level of operation achieved in fiscal year 2008. In addition, 
the Committee recommendation includes $4,500,000 to hire 
additional personnel to undertake a systematic review of 
community-based outpatient clinics and Vet Centers.
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General to 
conduct a review of the Department's progress in the 
implementation of the recommendations of the Mental Health 
Strategic Plan and an audit of the mental health initiatives 
fund. The Committee is also concerned that Veterans Health 
Administration policy on the identification and treatment of 
PTSD has not been applied uniformly across the Administration 
and further directs the Office of Inspector General to include 
a review of the compliance to these policies in their report. 
This report will be provided to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by April 6, 2009.
    The Committee further directs the Office of Inspector 
General to conduct a review of the research conducted by the 
Department and its relevance to the veteran population. The 
Office of Inspector General is directed to provide this report 
to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress 
by February 27, 2009.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................    $1,069,100,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       581,582,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       923,382,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................      -145,718,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       341,800,000
    The Construction, Major Projects appropriation provides for 
constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the 
facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, including planning, 
architectural and engineering services, assessments, and site 
acquisition where the estimated cost of a project is 
$10,000,000 or more.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $923,382,000 
for Construction, Major Projects, a decrease of $145,718,000 
from the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of 
$341,800,000 above the budget request.
    Projects.--Congress has made significant reforms in the way 
it reviews funding for the Federal government; reforms which 
the Committee takes very seriously as it executes its 
constitutional authority. Earmarking or directed spending of 
Federal dollars does not begin with Congress. It begins with 
the Executive Branch. The Administration, in selecting 
projects, goes through a process that is the functional 
equivalent of earmarking. When the Committee reviews the budget 
request, it goes through a process of rigorous review and may 
alter or modify this list to reflect additional priorities. The 
Committee is concerned that Executive Order 13457 effectively 
gives the Administration line-item veto authority over 
construction, major projects funded in the bill, which would 
negatively impact the long history of cooperation the Committee 
has had with the Department regarding such projects. Therefore, 
the Committee has included bill language incorporating the 
construction, major projects specified in the table that 
follows into the text of the bill by reference.
    The specific amounts recommended by the Committee are as 
follows:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                         2009        Committee
                    Location                                 Description               request    recommendation
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Veterans Health Administration (VHA):
    Denver, CO.................................  New Medical Facility..............       20,000         20,000
    Orlando, FL................................  New Medical Facility..............      120,000        220,000
    San Juan, PR...............................  Seismic Corrections...............       64,400         64,400
    Lee County, FL.............................  Outpatient Clinic.................      111,412        111,412
    St. Louis, MO..............................  Med Fac. Improvements.............        5,000          5,000
    Bay Pines, FL..............................  Inpatient/Outpatient Improve......       17,430         17,430
    Tampa, FL..................................  Polytrauma Expansion..............       21,120              0
    Palo Alto, CA..............................  Polytrauma Rehab Center...........       38,290              0
    Seattle, WA................................  Seismic Corrections...............            0         43,000
    Seattle, WA................................  Mental Health Building............            0         18,000
    Dallas, TX.................................  Spinal Cord Injury Center.........            0          9,000
    Louisville, KY.............................  Site Acquisition and Prep.........            0         45,000
    Roseburg, OR...............................  Mental Health Building............            0          7,210
    Los Angeles, CA............................  Seismic Corrections...............            0        155,000
    Various....................................  Cost Adjustments..................            0         24,000
    Advance Planning Fund......................  ..................................       40,000         40,000
    Asbestos/Contaminates......................  ..................................        3,000          3,000
    BRAC Land Acquisition......................  ..................................        5,000          5,000
    Claims Analyses............................  ..................................        2,000          2,000
    Facility Security Projects.................  ..................................       11,930         11,930
    Hazardous Waste Abatement..................  ..................................        2,000          2,000
    Judgment Fund..............................  ..................................       10,000         10,000
    Sustainabiltiy and Energy..................  ..................................        5,000          5,000
    Sale of VA Assets..........................  ..................................       -5,000         -5,000
                                                                                    ----------------------------
      Total VHA................................  ..................................      471,582        813,382
National Cemetery Administration (NCA):
    Puerto Rico National Cemetery..............  Gravesite Expansion and Cemetery         33,900         33,900
                                                  Improvements.
    Massachusetts Natl Cemetery................  Gravesite Expansion and Cemetery         20,500         20,500
                                                  Improvements.
    Calverton National Cemetery................  Gravesite Expansion and Cemetery         29,000         29,000
                                                  Improvements.
    Advance Planning Fund......................  ..................................        6,000          6,000
    NCA Land Acquisition Fund..................  ..................................        5,000          5,000
    Sustainability and Energy..................  ..................................       10,600         10,600
                                                                                    ----------------------------
      Total NCA................................  ..................................      105,000        105,000
General Administration Staff Offices Advance     ..................................        5,000          5,000
 Planning Fund.
      Major construction total.................  ..................................      581,582        923,382
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    The budget requests for planning and design associated with 
two polytrauma projects at Tampa, Florida and Palo Alto, 
California have been deleted since those projects are proposed 
for funding in the pending fiscal year 2008 supplemental 
appropriations bill. The recommendation includes an additional 
$100,000,000 for the project at Orlando, Florida based upon 
briefings from the Department which indicate that additional 
portions of the project can be executed in fiscal year 2009. 
The Committee recommendation also includes funding for six 
additional projects based on their rank by the Department of 
Veterans Affairs. In addition, the Committee recommendation 
includes funding to address cost increases for projects at 
Atlanta, Georgia and Long Beach, California.
    The Committee directs the Department to provide a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by 
March 31, 2009 on the feasibility of using funds from the NCA 
land acquisition fund to purchase lands adjacent to the 
Chattanooga National Cemetery to meet the expansion needs of 
the facility.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $630,535,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................       329,418,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       991,492,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................       360,957,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................       662,074,000
    The Construction, Minor Projects appropriation provides for 
constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the 
facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the 
Department, including planning, assessment of needs, 
architectural and engineering services, and site acquisition, 
where the estimated cost of a project is less than $10,000,000.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $991,492,000 
for Construction, Minor Projects, an increase of $360,957,000 
above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of 
$662,074,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee has included bill language requiring the 
Department to submit an expenditure plan for the total amount 
provided, not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act.
    The Committee recommendation includes $75,000,000 for the 
National Cemetery Administration, $41,300,000 for the Veterans 
Benefits Administration, $18,000,000 for General 
Administration--Staff offices, and $907,192,000 for Veterans 
Health Administration. The Committee anticipates that the 
funding provided for the Veterans Health Administration will 
enable the completion of all 145 projects identified in the 
budget request as being executable in fiscal year 2009.

       GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................      $165,000,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        85,000,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................       165,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................                --
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        80,000,000
    This program provides grants to assist States to construct 
State home facilities, for furnishing domiciliary or nursing 
home care to veterans, and to expand, remodel or alter existing 
buildings for furnishing domiciliary, nursing home or hospital 
care to veterans in State homes. A grant may not exceed 65 
percent of the total cost of the project.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $165,000,000 
for Grants for Construction of State Extended Care Facilities, 
the same as the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase 
of $80,000,000 above the budget request. The amount recommended 
will provide sufficient funding to address all current high 
priority life/safety requirements as well as provide for new 
construction. The Department is directed to submit an updated 
priority list for all pending grant applications within 30 days 
of enactment of this Act.

          GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE VETERANS CEMETERIES
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $39,500,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        32,000,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        45,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         5,500,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        13,000,000
    This program provides grants to assist States with the 
establishment, expansion, and improvement of State veterans' 
cemeteries which are operated and permanently maintained by the 
States. Grants under this program fund up to 100 percent of 
construction costs and the initial equipment expenses when the 
cemetery is established. The States remain responsible for 
providing the land and for paying all costs related to the 
operation and maintenance of the State cemeteries, including 
the costs for subsequent equipment purchases.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $45,000,000 
for Grants for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries, an 
increase of $5,500,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level 
and an increase of $13,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee notes that there is currently a priority list 
of eligible projects totaling almost $200,000,000. The 
Committee recommendation will enable the Department to fund 
projects where urgent expansion is required to keep existing 
cemeteries from closing, as well as offer the potential for 
establishing new cemeteries.
    The Committee is encouraged by the first in the nation 
public-private partnership to establish a veteran cemetery at 
the former Fort Ord and encourages all the participants to 
demonstrate the cost effectiveness of this innovative proposal.

                       Administrative Provisions

    The bill includes 25 provisions that were included in the 
fiscal year 2008 enacted appropriations bill. The 
administrative provisions included in the bill are as follows:
    Section 201 allows for the transfer of funds among three 
mandatory appropriations. The Administration proposed to modify 
this provision.
    Section 202 allows the Department to transfer funding 
between the three medical care appropriations in fiscal year 
2009 to implement the three account structure which was 
directed by Congress in fiscal year 2004. The Administration 
proposed to modify this provision.
    Section 203 allows for salaries and expenses funds to be 
used for hire of passenger vehicles, lease of facilities or 
land, and purchase of uniforms.
    Section 204 provides that only funding in the 
``Construction, major projects'' and ``Construction, minor 
projects'' accounts can be used for the purchase of any site 
for any new hospital or home or to construct any new hospital 
or home.
    Section 205 requires the Department to be reimbursed for 
medical services it provides to any person not defined as a 
beneficiary to ensure the Department is receiving payment for 
all medical services provided.
    Section 206 allows for the use of funds appropriated in 
fiscal year 2009 for ``Compensation and pensions'', 
``Readjustment benefits'', and ``Veterans insurance and 
indemnities'' for payment of accrued obligations recorded in 
the last quarter of fiscal year 2008.
    Section 207 allows for the use of fiscal year 2009 funds to 
pay prior year obligations resulting from implementation of 
sections 3328(a), 3334, and 3712(a) of title 31, United States 
Code.
    Section 208 allows the Department to use surplus earnings 
from the National service life insurance, U.S. Government life 
insurance, and veterans special life insurance program to 
administer these programs.
    Section 209 allows the Department to cover the 
administrative expenses of structuring enhanced-use leasing 
proposals and provides authority to obligate these 
reimbursements in the year funds are received.
    Section 210 limits the amount of reimbursement the Office 
of Resolution Management and the Office of Employment 
Discrimination Complaint Adjudication can charge other offices 
and accounts of the Department for services provided.
    Section 211 requires the Secretary to submit a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations to approve new leases of real 
property more than $300,000. The Administration proposed to 
modify this provision.
    Section 212 requires the Department to collect current, 
accurate third-party reimbursement information for the purposes 
of third-party insurance collections. If persons receiving care 
or medical services do not disclose this information, the 
Department is allowed to bill them reasonable charges for 
services provided.
    Section 213 allows the Department to use enhanced-use 
leasing funds for construction and alterations for medical 
facilities to facilitate the CARES efforts as the Department 
restructures the delivery of healthcare to veterans. The 
Administration proposed to modify this provision.
    Section 214 allows the Department to use the ``Medical 
services'' appropriation for expenses related to the broader 
mission of medical care to veterans.
    Section 215 allows the Department to transfer Medical Care 
Collections to the ``Medical services'' appropriation to be 
used for veterans medical care.
    Section 216 allows veterans who reside in Alaska to obtain 
medical services from medical facilities supported by the 
Indian Health Services or tribal organizations, and provides 
for reimbursement for those services from the Department of 
Veterans Affairs.
    Section 217 allows the Department to transfer the proceeds 
received from the transfer of real property deposited into the 
Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Fund (CAF) to the 
major and minor construction appropriations.
    Section 218 prohibits the expenditure of any funds 
available to the Department for implementation of a national 
standardized contract for diabetes monitoring systems. The 
Administration proposed to delete this provision.
    Section 219 provides that no funds may be used to prohibit 
Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) from 
conducting outreach or marketing programs. The Administration 
proposed to delete this provision.
    Section 220 requires the Secretary to submit quarterly 
reports on the financial status and service level status of the 
Veterans Health Administration.
    Section 221 requires the Department to notify and receive 
approval from the Committee of any proposed transfer of funding 
to or from the ``Information technology systems'' account. The 
Administration proposed to modify this provision.
    Section 222 requires the Department to notify and receive 
approval from the Committee of any proposed transfer of funding 
in excess of $1,000,000 between information technology system 
projects. The Administration proposed to modify this provision, 
including a threshold of $5,000,000 for such transfers.
    Section 223 provides for the transfer of prior year account 
balances established for the payment of benefits under the 
Reinstated Entitlement Program for Survivors to the 
``Compensation and pensions'' account.
    Section 224 amends title 38, section 1710 to allow certain 
medical care collections funds to be collected in the current 
fiscal year. The Administration proposed to delete this 
provision.
    Section 225 amends title 38, section 1729 to allow certain 
medical care collections funds to be collected in the current 
fiscal year. The Administration proposed to delete this 
provision.

                               TITLE III


                            RELATED AGENCIES


                  American Battle Monuments Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $44,600,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        47,470,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        55,470,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        10,870,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................         8,000,000
    The American Battle Monuments Commission is responsible for 
the administration, operation and maintenance of cemetery and 
war memorials to commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of 
the American Armed Forces where they have served since April 6, 
1917. In performing these functions, the Commission maintains 
24 permanent American military cemetery memorials and 31 
monuments, memorials, markers, and offices in 15 foreign 
countries, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 
and the British dependency of Gibraltar. In addition, six 
memorials are located in the United States: the East Coast 
Memorial in New York; the West Coast Memorial, The Presidio in 
San Francisco; the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial 
Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii; and the American 
Expeditionary Forces Memorial, the World War II, and Korean War 
Veterans Memorials in Washington, D.C.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $55,470,000 
for the American Battle Monuments Commission's salaries and 
expenses account. This is an increase of $10,870,000 above the 
fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an increase of $8,000,000 
above the budget request.
    Language is included allowing up to $7,500 to be used for 
official reception and representation expenses.
    The Committee recognizes that the limited funds available 
to the Commission to cover foreign currency fluctuation in 
fiscal year 2008 may have forced the Commission to defer 
maintenance and facilities projects. Therefore, the fiscal year 
2009 recommendation includes funding to accomplish projects 
which may have been deferred in fiscal year 2008.
    Pointe du Hoc Site.--The fiscal year 2006 appropriations 
Act included funding for the Commission to have a study 
conducted to determine what action is warranted to preserve the 
stability of the World War II Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument in 
France. The Committee notes that the study has been completed 
and a remediation plan has been developed. The Committee 
recommendation includes sufficient funding to begin remediation 
efforts should the Government of France approve work at the 
location.

                 FOREIGN CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS ACCOUNT
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $11,000,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request est...................        17,100,000
Committee recommendation in the bill est..............        17,100,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         6,100,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................            ------
    The Commission's Foreign Currency Fluctuations Account is 
authorized pursuant to 36 U.S.C. 2109 to pay the costs of 
salaries and expenses that exceed the amount appropriated for 
salaries and expenses because of fluctuations in currency 
exchange rates of foreign countries occurring after a budget 
request for the Commission is submitted to the Congress. The 
account may not be used for any other purpose.
    The Committee has included bill language with makes ``such 
sums as may be necessary'' available to the Commission to cover 
unanticipated foreign currency fluctuations.

           United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $22,717,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        23,975,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        73,975,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................        51,258,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................        50,000,000
    The Veterans' Judicial Review Act established the U.S. 
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The Court reviews appeals 
from claimants seeking review of a benefit denial. The Court 
has the authority to overturn findings of fact, regulations, 
and interpretations of law.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $73,975,000 
for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, an increase 
of $51,258,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted level and an 
increase of $50,000,000 above the budget request. Of the amount 
provided, $1,700,000 is to be used for the pro bono 
representation program.
    The Committee notes that the number of veterans claims 
continue to grow and the number of appeals to and decisions by 
the Court make it one of the busiest Federal courts of appeals. 
The projected workload of the Court will require its space 
needs to grow by 70 percent in the next three years. Such space 
needs cannot be accommodated in its current facility without 
displacing other federal tenants. In recognition of this 
situation, the Congress had directed the Court to work with the 
General Services Administration on an evaluation of the Court's 
space needs and options for satisfying those needs. On April 
30, 2008, the follow-on feasibility study for a dedicated 
Veterans Courthouse and Justice Center for the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for Veterans Claims was submitted to the Committee. 
Based upon the options highlighted in that study, the Committee 
recommendation includes $50,000,000 for the construction of a 
new Veterans Courthouse and Justice Center. The Committee 
anticipates that the Court will transfer these funds to the 
General Services Administration for execution of the project.

                      Department of Defense--Civil


                       Cemeterial Expenses, Army


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $31,230,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        31,230,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        31,230,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................            ------
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................            ------
    The Secretary of the Army is responsible for the 
administration, operation and maintenance of Arlington National 
Cemetery and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. 
In addition to its principal function as a national cemetery, 
Arlington is the site of approximately 3,100 non-funeral 
ceremonies each year and has approximately 4,000,000 visitors 
annually.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $31,230,000 
for Cemeterial Expenses, Army, salaries and expenses, the same 
as the budget request and the fiscal year 2008 enacted level.

                      Armed Forces Retirement Home


                              TRUST FUNDS
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................       $55,724,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................        63,010,000
Committee recommendation in the bill..................        63,010,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         7,286,000
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................            ------
    The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) consists of two 
retirement communities, one in Washington, D.C. and the other 
in Gulfport, Mississippi. The Washington, D.C. facility was 
established in 1851 as a soldiers' home for elderly and 
disabled veterans. The original home for Navy officers, 
sailors, and Marines was established in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania in 1811, and was relocated to Gulfport, 
Mississippi almost a century and a half later.
    The Committee recommendation provides authority to expend 
$63,010,000 from the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund to 
operate and maintain the armed Forces Retirement Home--
Washington, District of Columbia, and the Armed Forces 
Retirement Home--Gulfport, Mississippi. Of the amount provided, 
$8,025,000 is for construction and renovations. The amount 
recommended is $7,286,000 above the fiscal year 2008 enacted 
level and equal to the budget request.

                             FEDERAL FUNDS
 Fiscal year 2008 enacted level........................          $800,000
Fiscal year 2009 budget request.......................             - - -
Committee recommendation in the bill..................             - - -
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 2008 enacted level....................         (800,000)
    Fiscal year 2009 budget request...................             - - -
    There is no budget request for this account in fiscal year 
2009.

                                TITLE IV


                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The bill includes seven provisions that were included in 
the fiscal year 2008 enacted appropriations bill as follows:
    Section 401 prohibits the obligation of funds beyond the 
current fiscal year unless expressly so provided.
    Section 402 requires pay raises to be absorbed within the 
levels appropriated in the bill.
    Section 403 prohibits the use of funds for programs, 
projects or activities not in compliance with Federal law 
relating to risk assessment, the protection of private property 
rights, or unfunded mandates.
    Section 404 prohibits the use of funds to support or defeat 
legislation pending before Congress.
    Section 405 encourages all departments and agencies funded 
in this Act to expand the use of E-Commerce technologies and 
procedures.
    Section 406 limits funds from being transferred from this 
appropriations measure to any instrumentality of the United 
States Government without authority from an appropriation Act. 
The Administration proposed to delete this provision.
    Section 407 specifies the congressional committees that are 
to receive all reports and notifications.

              House of Representatives Report Requirements

    The following items are included in accordance with various 
requirements of the rules of the House of Representatives.

                 Changes in Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill that directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to 
continue on-going activities that require annual authorization 
or additional legislation, which to date have not been enacted.
    The bill includes a number of provisions which place 
limitations on the use of funds in the bill or change existing 
limitations and which might, under some circumstances, be 
construed as changing the application of existing law.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to allow 
the Secretary of Defense to exceed certain limitations upon 
notification to the Committee.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to allow 
funding to be used for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included that enables various appropriations to 
remain available for more than one year for some programs for 
which the basic authority legislation does not presently 
authorize such extended availability.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill which 
permits the transfer of funds to other accounts in the bill.
    Language is included under Title I limiting payments for 
cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract under certain circumstances.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to allow 
funds to be used for the hire of passenger motor vehicles.
    Language is included under Title I allowing advances to the 
Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation 
under certain circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for 
implementing construction of new bases in the United States 
without specific appropriations.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for 
purchase of land or land easements under certain circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for land 
acquisition, site preparation, and utility installation unless 
funds have been made available in annual appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under Title I to prohibit the use of 
minor construction funds to transfer an activity between 
installations without prior notification.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for the 
procurement of steel for any activity if American steel 
producers have been denied the opportunity to compete for such 
steel procurements.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for 
initiating new installations overseas without notifying the 
Committees on appropriations.
    Language is included under Title I limiting the use of 
funds for architect and engineer contracts under certain 
circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for 
awarding contracts to foreign contractors under certain 
circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I requiring the Department 
of Defense to notify the appropriate committees of Congress of 
any proposed military exercises under certain circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funding 
obligations in the last two months of the fiscal year to 20 
percent.
    Language is included under Title I allowing prior year 
construction funding to be available for current year projects.
    Language is included under Title I allowing payment for the 
cost associated with supervision, inspection, overhead, 
engineering and design on family housing or military 
construction projects that are being completed with expired or 
lapsed funds.
    Language is included under Title I allowing funds to be 
expended on military construction projects for four fiscal 
years after enactment under certain circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I to allow for the 
transfer of BRAC proceeds to the BRAC account.
    Language is included under Title I to allow construction 
funds to be transferred to Housing Improvement Funds.
    Language is included under Title I requiring the various 
military departments to submit prior notice to the Committee of 
solicitation for contracts with the private sector for military 
family housing under certain circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I to allow for the 
transfer of BRAC funds to the Homeowners Assistance Program.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for the 
operation and maintenance of family housing to those provided 
in this appropriation with exceptions under certain 
circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I allowing funds for the 
Ford Island Improvement Account to be available until expended 
for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Title I limiting funds for 
realignment of installations under certain circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I to allow for the 
transfer of expired funding to the Foreign Currency Fluctuation 
Account under certain circumstances.
    Language is included under Title I prohibiting the use of 
funds to expand Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.
    Language is included under Title II to require that the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs establish a priority for 
treatment of veterans who are service-connected disabled, lower 
income, or have special needs.
    Language is included under Title II to require that the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs give priority funding of basic 
medical benefits to priority groups 1 through 6.
    Language is included under Title II to allow the Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs to dispense prescription drugs from VHA 
facilities to enrolled veterans with privately written 
prescriptions.
    Language is included under Title II to allocate a portion 
of non-recurring maintenance funds outside the Veterans 
Equitable Resource Allocation.
    Language is included under Title II providing for the 
reimbursement to the Department of Defense for the costs of 
overseas employee mail.
    Language is included under Title II to require approval of 
a plan for the expenditure of information technology funds.
    Language is included under Title II establishing time 
limitations and reporting requirements concerning the 
obligation of major construction funds, limiting the use of 
funds, and allowing the use of funds for program costs.
    Language is included under Title II to prohibit the use of 
funds to reduce the mission, services or infrastructure of 18 
facilities on the CARES list without prior approval of the 
Committee.
    Language is included under Title II to allow minor 
construction funds to be used to repair non-medical facilities 
damaged by natural disaster or catastrophe.
    Language is included under Title II permitting transfers 
between mandatory and discretionary accounts, limiting and 
providing for the use of certain funds, funding administrative 
expenses associated with life insurance programs from excess 
program revenues, allowing reimbursement from enhanced-use 
leases and for certain services, requiring notification of new 
lease agreements, requiring disclosure of insurance and income 
information, allowing a recovery audit collection program, 
prohibiting the use of funds for instituting a new standard for 
glucose monitoring systems, extending the authority to operate 
the homeless program, allowing veterans in the state of Alaska 
to use Indian Health Service facilities under certain 
conditions, and allowing medical services funds for 
recreational and funeral expenses.
    Language is included under the Court of Appeals for 
Veterans Claims, Salaries and Expenses, permitting the use of 
funds for a pro bono program.
    Language is included under Cemeterial Expenses, Army, 
Salaries and Expenses, permitting the use of funds for parking 
maintenance and repairs.
    Language is included under Title IV requiring sums 
necessary for pay raises to be absorbed within levels 
appropriated.
    Language is included under Title IV limiting the use of 
funds for federal entities when they are not in compliance with 
federal law relating to risk assessment, the protection of 
private property rights, or unfunded mandates.
    Language is included under Title IV limiting funding for 
publicity or propaganda designed to support or defeat 
legislation pending before Congress.
    Language is included under Title IV prohibiting the 
transfer of any funds except pursuant to authority provided in 
appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, Information Technology Systems, limiting the 
obligation of funds until certain reporting requirements are 
met.
    Language is included under the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, Medical Services, designating $3,800,000,000 for 
specialty mental health care.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(B) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not 
authorized by law for the period concerned:

                                             [dollars in thousands]
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                                                                                  Appropriations
                                                   Last year of    Authorization   in last year   Appropriations
                 Agency/program                    authorization       level            of         in this bill
                                                                                   authorization
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Military Construction, Army.....................            2008       5,208,133       3,936,583       4,801,536
Military Construction, Navy.....................            2008       2,407,799       2,198,394       3,280,809
Military Construction, Air Force................            2008       1,418,447       1,159,747         976,524
Military Construction, Defense-Wide.............            2008       1,637,196       1,609,596       1,614,450
Military Construction, Army National Guard......            2008         536,656         536,656         628,668
Military Construction, Air National Guard.......            2008         287,537         287,537         142,809
Military Construction, Army Reserve.............            2008         148,133         148,133         282,607
Military Construction, Navy Reserve.............            2008          64,430          64,430          57,045
Military Construction, Air Force Reserve........            2008          28,359          28,359          30,018
   North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security              2008         201,400         201,400         218,867
               Investment Program
Family Housing Construction, Army...............            2008         424,400         424,400         646,580
Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army..            2008         731,920         731,920         716,110
Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine                2008         304,895         293,129         382,778
 Corps..........................................
Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy              2008         371,404         371,404         376,062
 and Marine Corps...............................
Family Housing Construction, Air Force..........            2008         327,747         327,747         395,879
Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air               2008         688,335         688,335         594,465
 Force..........................................
Family Housing Operation and Maintenance,                   2008          48,848          48,848          49,231
 Defense-Wide...................................
Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement            2008             500             500             850
 Fund...........................................
Homeowners Assistance Program...................            2002          10,119          10,119           4,500
Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-            2008         104,176         104,176         134,278
 Wide...........................................
Base Realignment and Closure, 1990..............            2008         295,689         295,689         473,377
Base Realignment and Closure, 2005..............            2008       8,456,311       7,235,591       9,065,386
Department of Veteran Affairs, Construction,                2007         221,776         399,000         923,382
 Major Projects.................................
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                           Transfer of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the transfer of funds provided in the 
accompanying bill.
    Language is included to allow Military Construction, 
Defense-Wide funds to be transferred to other military 
construction and family housing appropriations to be merged 
with and available for the same purpose and same time period.
    Language is included to allow Chemical Demilitarization 
Construction funds to be transferred to other military 
construction appropriations to be merged with and available for 
the same purpose and same time period.
    Language is included to allow Department of Defense prior 
year construction funds to be available for current year 
authorizations.
    Language is included to allow BRAC proceeds to be 
transferred to the BRAC account to be merged with and available 
for the same purpose and same time period.
    Language is included to allow for the transfer of funds 
from Family Housing, Construction accounts to the Department of 
Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund and funds from Military 
Construction accounts to the Department of Defense Military 
Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund.
    Language is included to provide transfer authority to the 
Homeowners Assistance Program.
    Language is included to allow the transfer of expired funds 
to the ``Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Construction, Defense'' 
account.
    Language is included to transfer not to exceed $26,798,000 
from Compensation and Pensions to General Operating Expenses 
and Medical Services. These funds are for the administrative 
costs of implementing cost-savings proposals required by the 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 and the Veterans' 
Benefits Act of 1992. Language is also included permitting 
necessary sums to be transferred to the medical facilities 
revolving fund to augment funding of medical centers for 
nursing home care provided to pensioners as authorized by the 
Veterans' Benefits Act of 1992.
    Language is included to transfer the following amounts to 
the Department of Veterans Affairs General Operating Expenses 
appropriation pursuant to the Federal Credit Reform Act of 
1990: the Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund Program Account 
($157,210,000), the Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program 
Account ($320,000) and the Native American Veteran Housing Loan 
Program Account ($646,000). In addition, the bill provides up 
to $750,000 in General Operating Expenses and Medical Services 
for administration of the Guaranteed Transitional Housing Loans 
for the Homeless Veterans Program Account.
    Language is included under the Department of Veterans 
affairs that would transfer no less than $15,000,000 for the 
DoD/VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund as authorized by 
section 8111(d) of title 38, United States Code.
    Language is included to provide authority for the 
Department of Veterans Affairs for any funds appropriated in 
2009 for Compensation and Pensions, Readjustment Benefits, and 
Veterans Insurance and Indemnities to be transferred among 
those three accounts.
    Language is included to permit the funds from three life 
insurance funds to be transferred to General Operating Expenses 
for the costs of administering such programs.
    Language is included to permit up to $37,436,000 to be 
transferred to General Operating Expenses from any funds 
appropriated in fiscal year 2009 to reimburse the Office of 
Resolution Management and the Office of Employment 
Discrimination Complaint Adjudication for services provided.
    Language is included to transfer certain funds derived from 
enhanced-use leasing activities to the Construction, Major 
Projects and Construction, Minor Projects accounts.
    Language is included to transfer funds from the Medical 
Care Collections Fund to Medical Services.
    Language is included to allow the transfer of funds from 
the Capital Asset Fund to the Construction, Major Projects and 
Construction, Minor Projects accounts.
    Language is included under the Department of Veterans 
Affairs that would transfer balances in prior year accounts 
established for payment of benefits under the Reinstated 
Entitlement Program for Survivors to the Compensation and 
Pensions account.

                              Rescissions

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
rescissions in the accompanying bill:

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                                                            Amounts
                 Department/activity                    recommended for
                                                           rescission
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Department of Defense, Military Construction, Army...         51,320,000
Department of Defense, Military Construction, Air             17,681,000
 Force...............................................
Department of Defense, Military Construction, Defense-         3,589,000
 Wide................................................
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                        Constitutional Authority

    Pursuant to clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee on Appropriations bases 
its authority to report this legislation from clause 7 of 
section 9 of article I of the U.S. Constitution which states:

          No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in 
        consequence of Appropriations made by law * * *

                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and section 308(a)(1)(A) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the following table compares 
the levels of new budget authority provided in the bill with 
the appropriate allocation under section 302(b) of the Budget 
Act.
                                                                [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                               302(b) allocation                               This bill
                                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Budget authority           Outlays          Budget authority           Outlays
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Discretionary...................................................               72,729                66,890                72,729                66,892
Mandatory.......................................................               43,444                43,277                43,444               43,2777
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                    Five-Year Projection of Outlays

    Pursuant to section 308(a)(1)(B) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the following table contains five-year 
projections prepared by the Congressional Budget Office of 
outlays associated with the budget authority provided in the 
accompanying bill:

                                                                Millions
Budget Authority........................................         116,173
Outlays:
    2009................................................          88,001
    2010................................................          15,089
    2011................................................           8,548
    2012................................................           3,113
    2013................................................           2,224

               Assistance to State and Local Governments

    Pursuant to section 308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the amount of financial assistance to State 
and local governments is as follows:

                                                                Millions
Budget Authority........................................             878
Fiscal Year 2009 outlays resulting therefrom............             588

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:
    The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
performance, including a program's success in developing and 
attaining outcome-related goals and objectives, in developing 
funding recommendations.

          Compliance With Rule XIII, Cl. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

               CHAPTER 17 OF TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE

CHAPTER 17--HOSPITAL, NURSING HOME, DOMICILIARY, AND MEDICAL CARE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SUBCHAPTER II--HOSPITAL, NURSING HOME, OR DOMICILIARY CARE AND MEDICAL 
                               TREATMENT

Sec. 1710. Eligibility for hospital, nursing home, and domiciliary care

  (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (f)(1) * * *
  (2) A veteran who is furnished hospital care or nursing home 
care under this section and who is required under paragraph (1) 
of this subsection to agree to pay an amount to the United 
States in order to be furnished such care shall be liable to 
the United States for an amount equal to--
          (A) * * *
          (B) before September 30, [2008,] 2009, an amount 
        equal to $10 for every day the veteran receives 
        hospital care and $5 for every day the veteran receives 
        nursing home care.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


   SUBCHAPTER III--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO HOSPITAL AND 
NURSING HOME CARE AND MEDICAL TREATMENT OF VETERANS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 1729. Recovery by the United States of the cost of certain care 
                    and services

  (a)(1) * * *
  (2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection applies to a non-
service-connected disability--
          (A) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (E) for which care and services are furnished before 
        October 1, [2008,] 2009, under this chapter to a 
        veteran who--
                  (i) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                         Congressional Earmarks

    The following table is submitted in compliance with clause 
9 of rule XXI, and lists the congressional earmarks (as defined 
in paragraph (d) of clause 9) contained in the bill or in this 
report. Neither the bill nor the report contain any limited tax 
benefits or limited tariff benefits as defined in paragraphs 
(e) or (f) of clause 9 of rule XXI.

                                                                                      MILITARY CONSTRUCTION
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                                                                                                                                          Amount (in
         Account                    State                          Location                                Project Title                  thousands)                     Member
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Army                      Alabama                   Anniston Army Depot                    Powertrain Transmission Repair Facility            $27,000  The President
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Army                      Alabama                   Anniston Army Depot                    Small Arms Repair Shop-Depot Level                  18,000  The President
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Army NG                   Alabama                   Fort McClellan                         Multipurpose Machine Gun Range                       3,000  The President
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Air Force                 Alabama                   Maxwell AFB                            Air & Space Basic Course Combat Arms Trng           15,556  The President/ Mr. Everett
                                                                                            Fac
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Army                      Alabama                   Anniston Army Depot                    Lake Yard Railroad Interchange                       1,400  Mr. Rogers, M. (AL)
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Army                      Alabama                   Fort Rucker                            Chapel Center                                        6,800  Mr. Everett
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Army                      Alaska                    Fort Richardson                        Child Development Center                            15,000  The President
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Army                      Alaska                    Fort Wainwright                        Barracks Complex                                    63,000  The President
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Army                      Alaska                    Fort Wainwright                        Organizational Vehicle Parking                      14,000  The President
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Army                      Alaska                    Fort Wainwright                        Tactical Vehicle Wash Facility                      21,000  The President
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Army                      Alaska                    Fort Wainwright                        Training Aids Support Center                        12,400  The President
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          C-17 Restore Road                                    2,000  The President
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          F-22 Aerospace Ground Equip Shop                     7,200  The President
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          F-22 Corrosion Ctrl/Lo Mx/Composite Repair          22,400  The President
                                                                                            Fac
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          F-22 Flight Simulator                               16,400  The President
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          F-22A 7 Bay Aircraft Shelter                        20,400  The President
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          F-22A 8 Bay Aircraft Shelter                        22,200  The President
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          F-22A Field Training Detachment                      6,600  The President
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Air Force                 Alaska                    Elmendorf AFB                          F-22A Squadron Ops/AMU 6 Bay Hangar                 41,100  The President
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Defense-Wide              Alaska                    Fort Richardson                        Dental Clinic Addition/Alteration                    6,300  The President
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Army                      Arizona                   Fort Huachuca                          Unit Maintenance Facilities                         11,200  The President
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Army                      Arizona                   Yuma                                   Raw Sewage Lagoon and Oxidation Pond                 3,800  The President
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Army NG                   Arizona                   Camp Navajo                            Readiness Center                                    13,000  The President
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Army NG                   Arizona                   Florence                               Readiness Center                                    13,800  The President
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Army NG                   Arizona                   Papago Military Res.                   Readiness Center                                    24,000  The President
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Navy                      Arizona                   Yuma                                   Applied Instruction Facility (MAWTS)                19,490  The President
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Air Force                 Arizona                   Luke AFB                               Repair Runway Pavement                               1,755  Mr. Pastor
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Army                      Arizona                   Fort Huachuca                          ATC Radar Operations Building                        2,000  Ms. Giffords
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Army NG                   Arkansas                  Cabot                                  Readiness Center                                    10,868  Mr. Berry
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Air NG                    Arkansas                  Little Rock AFB                        Replace Engine Shop                                  4,000  Mr. Snyder
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Army                      California                Fort Irwin                             Barracks Complex                                    17,500  The President
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Army                      California                Fort Irwin                             Military Operations Urban Terrain, Ph 3             22,100  The President
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Army                      California                Presidio of Monterey                   General Instruction Building                        15,000  The President
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Army                      California                Sierra Army Depot                      Water Treatment Plant                               12,400  The President
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Army Reserve              California                Fort Hunter Liggett                    Modified Record Fire Range                           3,950  The President/ Mr. Farr
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Navy                      California                Barstow                                Bachelor Enlisted Quarters                           7,830  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--41 Area                 32,430  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--33 Area                 30,300  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--43 Area                 15,150  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--62 Area                 25,920  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Area 13                 33,320  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Area 14                 32,350  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Chappo (22 Area)        48,640  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Del Mar (21             33,190  The President
                                                                                            Area)
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Del Mar (21             33,440  The President
                                                                                            Area)
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Horno (13 Area)         33,790  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Horno (53 Area)         40,660  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Las Pulgas Area         34,340  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Pico (24 Area)          32,870  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Pico (24 Area)          32,260  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--San Mateo Area          34,500  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Del Mar (21             34,120  The President
                                                                                            Area)
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--San Mateo Area          32,550  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Margarita (33           31,170  The President
                                                                                            Area)
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         BEQ--Armory, Training Facility, SOI (52             54,730  The President
                                                                                            Area)
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Consolidated Comm/Elec Maintenance & Storage        10,050  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Corrosion Control Water Treatment Facility          52,520  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Indoor Fitness Center                               12,230  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Infantry Training Center                            11,500  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Operations Access Points, Red Beach                 11,970  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Regimental Maintenance Complex (Phase 3)            33,620  The President
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Navy                      California                Camp Pendleton                         Special Operations Training Battle Course           22,250  The President
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Navy                      California                El Centro                              Combined Child Care and Youth Center                 8,900  The President
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Navy                      California                Miramar                                Combat Training Tank Complex                        10,820  The President
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Navy                      California                Miramar                                Emergency Response Station                           6,530  The President
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Navy                      California                Miramar                                In-Line Fueling Station Modification                22,930  The President
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Navy                      California                Miramar                                Military Working Dog Operations Center               4,800  The President
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Navy                      California                Miramar                                MV-22 Wash Rack                                      3,690  The President
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Navy                      California                North Island                           Berthing Lima Conversion                            38,992  The President
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Navy                      California                North Island                           Child Development Center                            14,270  The President
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Navy                      California                San Clemente Island                    Bachelor Enlisted Quarters                          34,020  The President
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Navy                      California                San Diego                              Recruit Reconditioning Facility                     16,790  The President
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Navy                      California                San Diego                              Recruit Support Barracks                            34,430  The President
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Navy                      California                Twentynine Palms                       Bachelor Enlisted Quarters                          36,470  The President
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Navy                      California                Twentynine Palms                       Bachelor Enlisted Quarters                          36,280  The President
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Navy                      California                Twentynine Palms                       BEQ and Parking Structure                           51,800  The President
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Navy                      California                Twentynine Palms                       Combined Arms MOUT (Phase 2)                        21,000  The President
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Navy Reserve              California                Lemoore                                Marine Corps Reserve Center                         15,420  The President
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Air Force                 California                Edwards AFB                            F-35 Ramp & Security Upgrade                         3,100  The President
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Defense-Wide              California                Coronado                               SOF Combat Crew Training Facility                    9,800  The President
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Defense-Wide              California                Tracy Depot                            Replace General Purpose Warehouse                   41,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              California                Tracy Depot                            Replace Truck Entrance/Control Facility              9,300  The President
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Navy                      California                Monterey                               Education Facility                                   9,990  Mr. Farr
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Air Force                 California                Edwards AFB                            Main Base Runway Ph 4                                6,000  Mr. McKeon/ Mr. McCarthy, K.
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Navy                      California                North Island                           Training Pool Replacement                            6,890  Ms. Davis, S.
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Navy                      California                Twentynine Palms                       Lifelong Learning Center Ph 1                        9,760  Mr. Lewis, Jerry
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Barracks & Dining                                  154,000  The President
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Battalion Complex                                   45,000  The President
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Brigade/Battalion HQs                               46,000  The President
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Company Operations Facilities                       93,000  The President
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Infrastructure, BCT                                 69,000  The President
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Physical Fitness Facility                           28,000  The President
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Unit Maintenance Facilities                         15,000  The President
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Army                      Colorado                  Fort Carson                            Vehicle Maintenance Shops                           84,000  The President
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Chem Demil                Colorado                  Pueblo Depot                           Chem-Agent Disposal Pilot Plant                     65,060  The President
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Army NG                   Colorado                  Denver                                 Readiness Center                                     9,000  The President
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Army NG                   Colorado                  Grand Junction                         Readiness Center                                     9,000  The President/ Mr. Salazar
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Air Force                 Colorado                  U.S. Air Force Academy                 Upgrade Academic Facility, Ph V                     18,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Colorado                  Buckley AFB                            Satellite Pharmacy                                   3,000  The President
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Army NG                   Connecticut               Camp Rell                              Regional Training Institute                         28,000  The President/ Mr. Courtney
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Army NG                   Connecticut               East Haven                             KD Range Add/Alt                                    13,800  The President
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Navy                      Connecticut               New London                             Pier 31 Replacement                                 46,060  The President/ Mr. Courtney
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Air NG                    Connecticut               Bradley IAP                            TFI Upgrade Engine Shop                              7,200  Ms. DeLauro/ Mr. Courtney/ Mr. Larson/
                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Murphy, C./ Mr. Shays
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Army NG                   Delaware                  New Castle                             Army Aviation Support Facility Add/Alt              28,000  The President
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Navy Reserve              Delaware                  Wilmington                             NOSC Portion, Armed Forces Reserve Center           11,530  The President
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Air Force                 Delaware                  Dover AFB                              ADAL Physical Fitness Center                        19,000  The President/ Mr. Castle
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Air NG                    Delaware                  New Castle County AP                   TFI--Info Ops Squadron (IOS) Facility                3,200  The President/ Mr. Castle
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Defense-Wide              Delaware                  Dover AFB                              Alter Fuel Storage Tank                              3,373  The President
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Navy                      District of Columbia      Naval Research Lab                     Autonomous System Research Lab                      24,220  The President
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Army                      Florida                   Miami-Doral                            SOUTHCOM Headquarters, Incr 2                       81,600  The President/ Mr. Diaz-Balart, L.
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Army NG                   Florida                   Camp Blanding                          Ammunition Supply Point                             12,400  The President
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Navy                      Florida                   Jacksonville                           Child Development Center                            12,890  The President/ Mr. Crenshaw
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Navy                      Florida                   Mayport                                Alpha Wharf Improvements                            14,900  The President/ Mr. Crenshaw
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Navy                      Florida                   Tampa                                  Joint Communications Squadron Facility              29,000  The President
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Air Force                 Florida                   Eglin AFB                              F-35 Student Dormitory (144 Room)                   19,000  The President
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Air Force                 Florida                   MacDill AFB                            SOCCENT Headquarters & Commandant Facility          21,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Florida                   Eglin AFB                              SOF Battalion Operations Complex                    40,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Florida                   Hurlburt Field                         SOF Special Tactics Group Facility                   8,900  The President
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Defense-Wide              Florida                   MacDill AFB                            SOF Add/Alter 501B (HQ SOCOM)                       10,500  The President
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Defense-Wide              Florida                   Jacksonville                           Replace Fuel Storage Tanks                          34,000  The President
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Air Force                 Florida                   Tyndall AFB                            325 ACS Ops Training Complex                        11,600  Mr. Boyd
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Army NG                   Florida                   Camp Blanding                          Regional Training Institute Ph 4                    20,907  Mr. Young, B./ Ms. Brown, C./ Mr. Stearns
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Air Force                 Florida                   MacDill AFB                            Combat Training Facility                             5,000  Ms. Castor
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Navy                      Florida                   Mayport                                Aircraft Refueling                                   3,380  Mr. Crenshaw
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Automated Anti-Armor Range                           8,800  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Basic 10M-25M Firing Range 1                         2,400  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Basic 10M-25M Firing Range 2                         2,400  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Basic 10M-25M Firing Range 3                         2,350  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Basic 10M-25M Firing Range 4                         2,500  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Basic 10M-25M Firing Range 5                         2,500  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Digital Multipurpose Training Range                 17,500  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Fire and Movement Range                              2,450  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Maintenance Shop                                    42,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Modified Record Fire Range 1                         4,900  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Modified Record Fire Range 2                         4,900  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Modified Record Fire Range 3                         4,500  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Range Access Road                                    9,100  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Reception Station Phase 2                           39,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Stationary Tank Range                                6,900  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Tactical Vehicle Wash Facility                      10,800  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Tracked Vehicle Drivers Course                      16,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Trainee Complex                                     32,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Training Area Infrastructure--Osut Area             16,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Training Area Infrastructure--Northern Area         13,800  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Unit Maintenance Facilities                         27,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Barracks & Dining                                  121,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Brigade Complex                                     30,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Brigade/Battalion HQs                               36,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Child Development Center                            20,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Company Operations Facilities                       75,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Infrastructure                                      59,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Physical Fitness Facility                           22,000  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Shoot House                                          2,300  The President
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Army                      Georgia                   Fort Stewart                           Vehicle Maintenance Shops                           67,000  The President
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Army NG                   Georgia                   Dobbins ARB                            Readiness Center                                    45,000  The President/ Mr. Gingrey
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Navy                      Georgia                   Albany MCLB                            BEQ Replacement                                     15,320  The President
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Navy Reserve              Georgia                   Marietta                               Marine Corps Reserve Center                          7,560  The President
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Air Force                 Georgia                   Robins AFB                             Aircraft Hangar                                     24,100  The President
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Defense-Wide              Georgia                   Fort Benning                           Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic                    3,900  The President
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Defense-Wide              Georgia                   Augusta                                Regional Security Operations Center Incr IV        100,220  The President
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Defense-Wide              Georgia                   Hunter AAF                             Replace Fuel Storage Tank                            3,500  The President
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Air NG                    Georgia                   Savannah CRTC                          Troop Training Quarters                              7,500  Mr. Barrow
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Navy                      Georgia                   Kings Bay                              Add to Limited Area Reaction Force Facility          6,130  Mr. Kingston
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Air Force                 Georgia                   Robins AFB                             Avionics Facility                                    5,250  Mr. Marshall
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Army                      Hawaii                    Schofield Barracks                     Barracks                                            42,000  The President
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Army                      Hawaii                    Schofield Barracks                     Battalion Complex                                   69,000  The President
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Army                      Hawaii                    Schofield Barracks                     Battalion Complex                                   27,000  The President
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Army                      Hawaii                    Schofield Barracks                     Brigade Complex                                     65,000  The President
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Army                      Hawaii                    Schofield Barracks                     Infrastructure Expansion                            76,000  The President
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Army                      Hawaii                    Wahiawa                                Wideband SATCOM Operations Center                   40,000  The President
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Army Reserve              Hawaii                    Fort Shafter                           Army Reserve Center                                 19,199  The President
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Navy                      Hawaii                    Barking Sands                          Advanced Radar Detection Laboratory                 28,900  The President
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Navy                      Hawaii                    Kaneohe Bay                            Bachelor Enlisted Quarters                          28,200  The President
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Navy                      Hawaii                    Pearl Harbor                           Child Development Center                            29,300  The President
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Navy                      Hawaii                    Pearl Harbor                           Fitness Center                                      45,000  The President
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Navy                      Hawaii                    Pearl Harbor                           Joint Forces Deployment Staging Area FISC            5,990  The President
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Navy                      Hawaii                    Pearl Harbor                           Sub Drive-In Magnetic Silencing Facility            41,088  The President
                                                                                            Incr 2
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Defense-Wide              Hawaii                    Pearl Harbor                           Replace Fuel Pipeline                               27,700  The President
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Army                      Hawaii                    Pohakuloa TA                           Access Road, Ph 1                                    9,000  Mr. Abercrombie
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Army NG                   Idaho                     Orchard TA                             Live Fire Shoot House                                1,850  The President
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Army Reserve              Idaho                     Hayden Lake                            Army Reserve Center/OMS/Unheated Storage             9,580  The President
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Navy                      Illinois                  Great Lakes                            RTC Special Programs Barracks                       62,940  The President
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Defense-Wide              Illinois                  Scott AFB                              USTRANSCOM Joint Intel Operations Center            13,977  The President/ Mr. Costello
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Air NG                    Illinois                  Greater Peoria RAP                     C-130 Squadron Operations Center                       400  Mr. LaHood
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Army NG                   Indiana                   Camp Atterbury                         Multi Purpose Machine Gun Range                      5,800  The President
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Army NG                   Indiana                   Lawrence                               Readiness Center                                    21,000  The President
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Army NG                   Indiana                   Muscatatuck                            Combined Arms Collective Training Facility           6,000  Mr. Visclosky/ Mr. Hill
                                                                                            Ph 1
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Air NG                    Indiana                   Fort Wayne IAP                         Aircraft Ready Shelters/Fuel Fill Stands             5,600  Mr. Souder
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Army NG                   Iowa                      Camp Dodge                             MOUT Site Add/Alt                                    1,500  Mr. Boswell
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Army NG                   Iowa                      Davenport                              Readiness Center Add/Alt                             1,550  Mr. Braley
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Air NG                    Iowa                      Fort Dodge                             Vehicle Maintenance & Comm. Training Complex         5,600  Mr. Latham/ Mr. King, S./ Mr. Loebsack
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Army NG                   Iowa                      Mount Pleasant                         Readiness Center Add/Alt                             1,500  Mr. Loebsack
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Army                      Kansas                    Fort Riley                             Battalion Complex                                   38,000  The President
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Army                      Kansas                    Fort Riley                             Brigade Complex                                     79,000  The President
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Army                      Kansas                    Fort Riley                             Commissary                                          23,000  The President
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Army                      Kansas                    Fort Riley                             Rail Siding                                         15,000  The President
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Army Reserve              Kansas                    Dodge City                             Army Reserve Center/Land                             8,100  The President/ Mr. Moran, Jerry
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Defense-Wide              Kansas                    Fort Riley                             Hospital Addition/Alteration                        52,000  The President
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Army                      Kansas                    Fort Leavenworth                       Chapel Complex Ph 2                                  4,200  Ms. Boyda
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Army                      Kansas                    Fort Riley                             Fire Station                                         3,000  Ms. Boyda
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Air Force                 Kansas                    McConnell AFB                          MXG Consolidation & Forward Logistics Center         6,800  Mr. Tiahrt
                                                                                            Ph 2
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Chem Demil                Kentucky                  Blue Grass Depot                       Chem-Agent Disposal Pilot Plant                     57,218  The President
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Chem Demil                Kentucky                  Blue Grass Depot                       Defense Access Road                                 12,000  The President
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Army                      Kentucky                  Fort Campbell                          Battalion Complex                                   37,000  The President
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Army                      Kentucky                  Fort Campbell                          Child Development Center                             8,600  The President
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Army                      Kentucky                  Fort Campbell                          Training Support Center                             15,513  The President
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Army                      Kentucky                  Fort Campbell                          Unit Maintenance Facilities                         47,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Kentucky                  Fort Campbell                          Medical/Dental Clinic                               24,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Kentucky                  Fort Campbell                          SOF Tactical Equipment Shop                         15,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Kentucky                  Fort Campbell                          New Elementary School                               21,400  The President
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Army NG                   Kentucky                  London                                 Aviation Operations Facility Ph III                  7,191  Mr. Rogers, H.
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Army                      Louisiana                 Fort Polk                              Unit Operations Facilities                          29,000  The President
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Army NG                   Maine                     Bangor                                 Regional Training Institute Ph 1                    20,000  The President
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Navy                      Maine                     Portsmouth NSY                         Dry Dock 3 Waterfront Support Facility               1,450  Mr. Allen/ Ms. Shea-Porter
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Navy                      Maine                     Portsmouth NSY                         Consolidated Global Sub Component Ph 1               9,980  Ms. Shea-Porter
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Army NG                   Maryland                  Edgewood                               Army Aviation Support Facility Add/Alt              28,000  The President
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Army NG                   Maryland                  Salisbury                              Readiness Center Add/Alt                             9,800  The President
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Army Reserve              Maryland                  Baltimore                              Army Reserve Center                                 11,600  The President
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Navy                      Maryland                  Indian Head                            Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades                     13,930  The President/ Mr. Hoyer
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Navy                      Maryland                  Suitland                               National Maritime Intel Center Incr                 12,439  The President
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Air Force                 Maryland                  Andrews AFB                            Admin Facility Addition                             28,000  The President
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Air Force                 Maryland                  Andrews AFB                            NCR Relocation--Admin Facility                      49,648  The President
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Defense-Wide              Maryland                  Aberdeen PG                            USAMRICD Replacement, Incr I                        23,750  The President
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Defense-Wide              Maryland                  Fort Detrick                           USAMRIID Stage I, Incr III                         109,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Maryland                  Fort Meade                             South Campus Utility Plant Ph I                     14,000  The President
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Navy                      Maryland                  Carderock                              RDTE Support Facility Ph I                           6,980  Mr. Van Hollen
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Army NG                   Maryland                  Dundalk                                Readiness Center                                       579  Mr. Ruppersberger
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Navy                      Maryland                  Indian Head                            Energetics Systems & Tech Lab Complex Ph I          12,050  Mr. Hoyer
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Air NG                    Maryland                  Martin State Airport                   Replace Fire Station                                 7,900  Mr. Bartlett/ Mr. Ruppersberger/ Mr.
                                                                                                                                                        Sarbanes
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Army NG                   Massachusetts             Methuen                                Readiness Center Add/Alt (ADRS)                     21,000  The President
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Army Reserve              Massachusetts             Fort Devens                            Shoot House                                          1,900  The President
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Air NG                    Massachusetts             Otis ANGB                              TFI Digital Ground Station FOC Beddown               1,700  Mr. Delahunt/ Mr. Olver
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Air Reserve               Massachusetts             Westover ARB                           Joint Service Lodging Facility                         943  Mr. Olver/ Mr. Neal
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Army Reserve              Michigan                  Saginaw                                Army Reserve Center/Land                            11,500  The President
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Army NG                   Michigan                  Camp Grayling                          Live Fire Shoot House                                2,000  Mr. Knollenberg/ Mr. Stupak
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Army NG                   Michigan                  Camp Grayling                          Urban Assault Course                                 2,000  Mr. Knollenberg/ Mr. Stupak
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Army NG                   Minnesota                 Arden Hills                            Readiness Center                                    15,000  The President
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Army NG                   Minnesota                 Arden Hills                            Infrastructure Improvements                          1,005  Ms. McCollum
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Air NG                    Minnesota                 Duluth                                 Replace Fuel Cell Hangar                             4,500  Mr. Oberstar
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Air NG                    Minnesota                 Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP               Aircraft Deicing Apron                               1,500  Mr. Ellison
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Navy                      Mississippi               Gulfport                               25 Naval Construction Regiment HQ Facility           6,900  The President
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Air Force                 Mississippi               Columbus AFB                           Child Development Center                             8,100  The President
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Navy                      Mississippi               Gulfport                               Battalion Maintenance Facility                       5,870  Mr. Taylor
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Army                      Missouri                  Fort Leonard Wood                      Training Support Center                             18,500  The President
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Army                      Missouri                  Fort Leonard Wood                      Urban Assault Course                                 2,350  The President
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Army Reserve              Missouri                  Weldon Springs                         Army Reserve Center                                 11,700  The President
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Defense-Wide              Missouri                  Fort Leonard Wood                      Primary Care Clinic Addition/Alteration             22,000  The President
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Army                      Missouri                  Fort Leonard Wood                      Vehicle Maintenance Shop                             9,500  Mr. Skelton
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Air Force                 Missouri                  Whiteman AFB                           Security Forces Animal Clinic                        4,200  Mr. Skelton
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Army                      Missouri                  Fort Leonard Wood                      Chapel Complex                                       3,500  Mr. Skelton
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Army Reserve              Nevada                    Las Vegas                              Army Reserve Center                                 33,900  The President
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Creech AFB                             UAS 432 Wing HQ Mission Support Facility             7,000  The President
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Creech AFB                             UAS Dining Hall                                      9,000  The President
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Creech AFB                             UAS Flight Simulator & Academics Facility            9,800  The President
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Creech AFB                             UAS Main Gate/Sewer Transfer Facility/Infra.         6,500  The President
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Creech AFB                             UAS Operations Facility                             16,200  The President
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Nellis AFB                             F-16 Aggressor Hangar/Aircraft Maintenance          30,800  The President
                                                                                            Unit
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Nellis AFB                             F-16 Aggressor Squadron Ops/Infrastructure          17,500  The President
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Air Force                 Nevada                    Nellis AFB                             F-35 Airfield Pavements                              5,000  The President
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Army Reserve              New Jersey                Fort Dix                               Modified Record Fire Range                           3,825  The President/ Mr. Saxton
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Navy                      New Jersey                Lakehurst                              Advanced Arresting Gear Test Site                   15,440  The President/ Mr. Saxton
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Air NG                    New Jersey                Atlantic City IAP                      Operations and Training Facility                     8,400  Mr. LoBiondo
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Air Force                 New Jersey                McGuire AFB                            Security Forces Operations Facility Ph 1             7,200  Mr. Saxton
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Army                      New Jersey                Picatinny Arsenal                      Ballistic Evaluation Facility Ph 1                   9,900  Mr. Frelinghuysen
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Air Force                 New Mexico                Holloman AFB                           F-22 Alter Hangar for LO/CRF                        14,500  The President
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Air Force                 New Mexico                Holloman AFB                           F-22A ADAL Aircraft Maintenance Unit                 1,050  The President
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Air Force                 New Mexico                Holloman AFB                           F-22A ADAL Flight Simulator Facility                 3,150  The President
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Air Force                 New Mexico                Holloman AFB                           F-22A ADAL Jet Engine Maintenance Shop               2,150  The President
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Air Force                 New Mexico                Holloman AFB                           F-22A Aerospace Ground Equipment Facility            4,600  The President
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Defense-Wide              New Mexico                Cannon AFB                             SOF Maintenance Hangar                              18,100  The President/ Mr. Udall, T.
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Defense-Wide              New Mexico                Kirtland AFB                           Replace Fuel Storage Tanks                          14,400  The President
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Air Force                 New Mexico                Cannon AFB                             CV-22 Flight Simulator Facility                      8,300  Mr. Udall, T.
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Army                      New York                  Fort Drum                              Brigade Complex-Barracks                            29,000  The President
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Army                      New York                  Fort Drum                              Brigade Complex-Barracks                            24,000  The President
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Army                      New York                  Fort Drum                              Unit Maintenance Facilities                         37,000  The President
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Army                      New York                  U.S. Military Academy                  Science Facility, Ph 1                              67,000  The President
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Army NG                   New York                  Fort Drum                              Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site Ph 3          11,000  The President
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Army NG                   New York                  Queensbury                             Field Maintenance Shop                               5,900  The President
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Army Reserve              New York                  Kingston                               Army Reserve Center/Land                            13,494  The President
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Army Reserve              New York                  Shoreham                               Add/Alt Army Reserve Center                         15,031  The President
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Army Reserve              New York                  Staten Island                          Army Reserve Center                                 18,550  The President
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Air NG                    New York                  Hancock Field                          TFI--Reaper IOC/FOC Beddown                          5,000  The President/ Mr. Walsh
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Air NG                    New York                  Gabreski Airport                       Replace Pararescue Ops Facility Ph 2                 7,500  Mr. Israel/ Mr. Ackerman/ Mr. Bishop, T./
                                                                                                                                                        Mr. King, P./ Ms. McCarthy, C.
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Army                      New York                  Fort Drum                              Replace Fire Station                                 6,900  Mr. McHugh
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Air Reserve               New York                  Niagara Falls ARS                      Dining Facility/Community Center                     9,000  Ms. Slaughter
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Air NG                    New York                  Hancock Field                          Upgrade ASOS Facilities                              5,400  Mr. Walsh
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Army                      North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             Access Roads Ph 1                                   13,200  The President/ Mr. Hayes/ Mr. McIntyre
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Army                      North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             Access Roads Ph 1 (Additional Funds)                 8,600  Mr. Hayes/ Mr. McIntyre
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Army                      North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             Training Support Center                             20,500  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Army                      North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             Utility Upgrade (Camp Mackall)                       3,200  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Army Reserve              North Carolina            Raleigh                                Army Reserve Center/Land                            25,581  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Camp Johnson            23,760  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Camp Johnson            38,230  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--French Creek            33,960  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Hadnot Point            39,890  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Hadnot Point            39,320  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Courthouse Bay          35,890  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--Hadnot Point            42,950  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Child Development Center                            13,960  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Consolidated Mess Hall--Hadnot Point (200           25,000  The President
                                                                                            Area)
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Infantry Platoon Battle Course--SR1                 18,250  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Mess Hall--Hadnot Point (400 Area)                  21,660  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Camp Lejeune                           Mod K-Ranges (Phase 2)                              20,220  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Cherry Point                           2nd MAW Command Operations Facility                 30,480  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Cherry Point                           Bachelor Enlisted Quarters                          30,100  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            Cherry Point                           Engineering Product Support Facility                16,840  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            New River                              Aircraft Parking Apron Addition                      6,830  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            New River                              Bachelor Enlisted Quarters                          36,740  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            New River                              Bachelor Enlisted Quarters--MCAS                    25,620  The President
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Navy                      North Carolina            New River                              Enlisted Dining Facility                            17,090  The President
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Defense-Wide              North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             SOF Expand Training Compound                        14,200  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Defense-Wide              North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             SOF Headquarters Facility                           14,600  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Defense-Wide              North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             SOF Security/Force Protection                        4,150  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Defense-Wide              North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             SOF Training Facility                                5,300  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Defense-Wide              North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             New Elementary School                               28,170  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Defense-Wide              North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             New Intermediate School (Irwin)                     27,945  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Defense-Wide              North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             New Middle School                                   22,356  The President/ Mr. Hayes
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Army NG                   North Carolina            Camp Butner                            Training Complex                                     1,376  Mr. Miller, B.
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Army                      North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             Mass Casualty Facility                               1,300  Mr. Etheridge
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Army                      North Carolina            Fort Bragg                             Chapel                                              11,600  Mr. McIntyre
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Army NG                   Ohio                      Camp Perry                             Barracks                                             2,000  Ms. Kaptur/ Mr. Latta
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Army NG                   Ohio                      Ravenna                                Barracks                                             2,000  Mr. Ryan, T./ Ms. Sutton
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Air NG                    Ohio                      Springfield ANGB                       Combat Communications Training Complex              12,800  Mr. Hobson
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Air Force                 Ohio                      Wright-Patterson AFB                   Security Forces Operations Facility                 14,000  Mr. Turner
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Army                      Oklahoma                  Fort Sill                              Training Complex Upgrade                            63,000  The President
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Air Force                 Oklahoma                  Tinker AFB                             Aircraft Maintenance Hangar                         48,600  The President
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Air Force Res             Oklahoma                  Tinker AFB                             AFR Scheduled Maintenance Hangar                     9,900  The President
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Defense-Wide              Oklahoma                  Tinker AFB                             Medical/Dental Clinic Replacement                   65,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Oklahoma                  Altus AFB                              Replace Fuel Storage Dikes                           2,850  The President
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Army                      Oklahoma                  McAlester AAP                          AP3 Connecting Rail                                  5,800  Mr. Boren
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Air Force                 Oklahoma                  Tinker AFB                             Realign Air Depot Street                             5,400  Mr. Cole
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Army                      Pennsylvania              Carlisle Barracks                      Museum Support Facility                             13,400  The President
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Army                      Pennsylvania              Tobyhanna Depot                        Electronics Maintenance Shop                        15,000  The President/ Mr. Kanjorski
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Army Reserve              Pennsylvania              Letterkenny Depot                      Army Reserve Center                                 14,914  The President/ Mr. Shuster
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Navy                      Pennsylvania              Philadelphia                           Full Scale Electric Test Drive Facility             22,020  The President
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Defense-Wide              Pennsylvania              Philadelphia                           Convert Warehouse to Admin Space                     1,200  The President
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Defense-Wide              Pennsylvania              Raven Rock                             West Power Plant                                    15,572  The President
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Army NG                   Pennsylvania              Honesdale                              Readiness Center Add/Alt                             6,117  Mr. Carney
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Army NG                   Pennsylvania              Honesdale                              Readiness Center Add/Alt                               504  Mr. Carney
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Army NG                   Pennsylvania              Pittsburgh                             Combined Support Maintenance Shop                    3,250  Mr. Murtha/ Mr. Murphy, T.
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Army                      Pennsylvania              Letterkenny Depot                      Upgrade Munition Igloos Phase 2                      7,500  Mr. Shuster
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Navy                      Rhode Island              Newport                                Fitness Facility                                    29,900  The President
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Navy                      Rhode Island              Newport                                Unmanned ASW Support Facility                        9,900  Mr. Kennedy
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Air NG                    Rhode Island              Quonset State Airport                  Replace Control Tower                                  600  Mr. Langevin
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Army                      South Carolina            Fort Jackson                           Training Complex Upgrade                            30,000  The President
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Army NG                   South Carolina            Anderson                               Readiness Center                                    12,000  The President
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Army NG                   South Carolina            Beaufort                               Readiness Center                                     3,400  The President
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Army NG                   South Carolina            Eastover                               Joint Forces Headquarters                           28,000  The President
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Navy                      South Carolina            Beaufort MCAS                          EOD/Ordnance Operations Facility                     5,940  The President
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Navy                      South Carolina            Parris Island                          Third Recruit Training Battalion (Phase 2)          36,400  The President
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Navy                      South Carolina            Parris Island                          Third Recruit Training Bn Complex (Phase 3)         28,350  The President
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Air Force                 South Carolina            Charleston AFB                         C-17 Flight Simulator Addition                       4,500  The President/ Mr. Brown, H.
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Army NG                   South Carolina            Hemingway                              Field Maintenance Shop Ph 1                          4,600  Mr. Clyburn
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Army NG                   South Carolina            Sumter                                 Readiness Center                                       382  Mr. Clyburn
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Air Force                 South Carolina            Shaw AFB                               Physical Fitness Center                              9,900  Mr. Spratt
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Army NG                   South Dakota              Rapid City                             Armed Forces Reserve Center                         29,000  The President
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Air NG                    South Dakota              Joe Foss Field                         Aircraft Ready Shelters/AMU                          4,500  Ms. Herseth Sandlin
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Army Reserve              Tennessee                 Chattanooga                            Army Reserve Center                                 10,600  The President
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Army NG                   Tennessee                 Tullahoma                              Readiness Center                                    10,372  Mr. Wamp/ Mr. Davis, L.
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Army                      Texas                     Corpus Christi                         Dynamic Component Rebuild Facility                  39,000  The President/ Mr. Ortiz
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Barracks & Dining                                  148,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Barracks & Dining                                  148,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Battalion Complex                                   34,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Brigade/Battalion HQs                               44,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Brigade/Battalion HQs                               44,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Chapel                                               9,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Company Operations Facilities, BCT                  90,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Company Operations Facilities, BCT1                 90,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Digital Multipurpose Range Complex                  42,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Infrastructure, IBCT1                               98,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Infrastructure, IBCT2                              100,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Training Support Center                             12,600  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Unit Maintenance Facilities                         10,200  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Vehicle Maintenance Shops                           81,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Vehicle Maintenance Shops                           81,000  The President
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Hood                              Unit Maintenance Facilities                         32,000  The President/ Mr. Edwards/ Mr. Carter
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Sam Houston                       Trainee Barracks Complex                            96,000  The President/ Mr. Smith, L.
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Army                      Texas                     Red River Depot                        Manuever Systems Sustainment Center, Phase 1         6,900  The President
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Army Reserve              Texas                     Sinton                                 Army Reserve Center                                  9,700  The President
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Air Force                 Texas                     Fort Hood                              TACP Joint Air Ground Center                        10,800  The President/ Mr. Edwards/ Mr. Carter
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Air Force                 Texas                     Lackland AFB                           BMT Recruit Dormitory                               75,515  The President
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Defense-Wide              Texas                     Fort Sam Houston                       Medical Instruction Facility                        13,000  The President/ Mr. Smith, L.
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Army Reserve              Texas                     Bryan                                  Army Reserve Center                                    920  Mr. Edwards
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Army                      Texas                     Camp Bullis                            Live Fire Shoot House                                4,200  Mr. Rodriguez
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Air NG                    Texas                     Ellington Field                        ASOS Facility                                        7,600  Mr. Lampson
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Hood                              Chapel with Education Center                        17,500  Mr. Edwards/ Mr. Carter
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Air Force                 Texas                     Lackland AFB                           Security Forces Building Ph 1                          900  Mr. Gonzalez
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Air Force                 Texas                     Laughlin AFB                           Student Officer Quarters Ph 2                        1,440  Mr. Rodriguez
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Air Force                 Texas                     Randolph AFB                           Fire and Rescue Station                                972  Mr. Cuellar
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Navy                      Texas                     Corpus Christi                         Parking Apron Recapitalization Ph 1                  3,500  Mr. Ortiz
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Army                      Texas                     Fort Bliss                             Medical Parking Garage Ph 1                         12,500  Mr. Reyes
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Air NG                    Texas                     Fort Worth NAS JRB                     Security Forces Training Facility                    5,000  Ms. Granger
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Navy                      Texas                     Kingsville                             Fitness Center                                      11,580  Mr. Ortiz
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Army NG                   Utah                      Camp Williams                          Ammunition Supply Point                             17,500  The President
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Air Force                 Utah                      Hill AFB                               F-22A Heavy Maint. Fac. & Composite Back            36,000  The President
                                                                                            Shop
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Defense-Wide              Utah                      Hill AFB                               Hydrant Fuel System                                 20,400  The President
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Air Force                 Utah                      Hill AFB                               Three-Bay Fire Station                               5,400  Mr. Bishop, R.
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Air NG                    Vermont                   Burlington IAP                         Security Forces and Communications Facility          6,600  The President
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Army NG                   Vermont                   Ethan Allen Range                      Readiness Center                                       323  Mr. Welch
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Army                      Virginia                  Fort Belvoir                           Emergency Services Center                            7,200  The President/ Mr. Moran, James
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Army                      Virginia                  Fort Eustis                            Unit Operations Facilities                          14,400  The President
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Army                      Virginia                  Fort Lee                               Dining Facility                                     10,600  The President/ Mr. Forbes
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Army                      Virginia                  Fort Lee                               Trainee Barracks Complex                            90,000  The President/ Mr. Forbes
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Army                      Virginia                  Fort Myer                              Barracks                                            14,000  The President/ Mr. Moran, James
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Army NG                   Virginia                  Arlington                              Arlington Hall Readiness Center PH2                 15,500  The President/ Mr. Moran, James
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Army NG                   Virginia                  Fort Pickett                           Multi Purpose Machine Gun Range                      2,950  The President/ Mr. Forbes
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Navy                      Virginia                  Norfolk                                Child Development Center                            10,500  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Norfolk                                Norfolk Harbor Channel Dredging                     42,830  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               Aircraft Maintenance Hangar, Type II                27,750  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               Aircraft Parking Apron (Greenside)                  36,280  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               Infrastructure--Russell Road (Phase 1)               7,450  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               Instruction Facility Addition--TBS                   6,350  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               Instruction Facility TBS (Phase 1)                  25,200  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               Mess Hall--OCS                                      13,750  The President
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               Student Quarters--TBS (Phase 3)                     27,530  The President
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Navy Reserve              Virginia                  Norfolk                                EODMU 10 Operations Facility                         8,170  The President
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Navy Reserve              Virginia                  Williamsburg                           Ordnance Handling Cargo Ops Training Support        12,320  The President
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Defense-Wide              Virginia                  Pentagon                               Pentagon Athletic Center Phase 2                     6,967  The President/ Mr. Moran, James
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Defense-Wide              Virginia                  Pentagon                               PFPA HAZMAT Facility                                16,401  The President/ Mr. Moran, James
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Defense-Wide              Virginia                  Dam Neck                               SOF Operational Facility Incr II                    31,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Virginia                  Fort Story                             SOF Small Arms Range                                11,600  The President
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Defense-Wide              Virginia                  Craney Island                          Replace Fuel Storage Tanks                          39,900  The President
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Army NG                   Virginia                  Fort Belvoir                           Readiness Center and NGB Conference Center           1,085  Mr. Moran, James
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Army                      Virginia                  Fort Myer                              Hatfield Gate Expansion                                300  Mr. Moran, James
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Army                      Virginia                  Fort Eustis                            Vehicle Paint Facility                               3,900  Mr. Scott, R./ Mr. Wittman
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Navy                      Virginia                  Norfolk NS                             Fire and Emergency Services Station                  9,960  Ms. Drake
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Navy                      Virginia                  Norfolk NSY                            Industrial Access Improvements, Main Gate 15         9,990  Mr. Forbes/ Mr. Scott, R.
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Navy                      Virginia                  Quantico                               OCS Headquarters Facility                            5,980  Mr. Wittman
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Army                      Washington                Fort Lewis                             Battalion Complex                                   54,000  The President
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Army                      Washington                Fort Lewis                             Battalion Complex                                   47,000  The President
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Army                      Washington                Fort Lewis                             Brigade Complex                                     30,000  The President
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Army                      Washington                Fort Lewis                             Brigade Complex, Incr 3                            102,000  The President
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Army                      Washington                Fort Lewis                             Child Development Center                            27,000  The President
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Army NG                   Washington                Fort Lewis                             Aviation Readiness Center                           32,000  The President
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Army Reserve              Washington                Seattle                                Army Reserve Center                                 37,500  The President
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Navy                      Washington                Bangor                                 Limited Area Production & Storage Complex           50,700  The President
                                                                                            Incr V
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Navy                      Washington                Whidbey Island                         Hangar 5 Recapitalization (Incr)                    34,000  The President
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Air Force                 Washington                McChord AFB                            C-17 ADAL Flight Simulator                           5,500  The President
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Defense-Wide              Washington                Fort Lewis                             SOF Ranger Battalion Complex                        38,000  The President
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Navy                      Washington                Kitsap NB                              Saltwater Cooling & Fire Protection                  5,110  Mr. Dicks
                                                                                            Improvements
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Air NG                    Washington                McChord AFB                            262 Info Warfare Aggressor Squadron Facility         8,600  Mr. Smith, A.
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Navy                      Washington                Whidbey Island                         Firefighting Facility                                6,160  Mr. Larsen
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Army NG                   West Virginia             Camp Dawson                            Shoot House                                          2,000  Mr. Mollohan
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Army NG                   West Virginia             Camp Dawson                            Access Control Point                                 2,000  Mr. Mollohan
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Army NG                   West Virginia             Camp Dawson                            Multi-Purpose Building Ph 2                          5,000  Mr. Mollohan
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Army Reserve              Wisconsin                 Fort McCoy                             Auto Qualification Training Range                    4,000  The President
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Air Force                 Wyoming                   F.E. Warren AFB                        Renovate Historic Dormitory                          8,600  The President
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Air NG                    Wyoming                   Cheyenne MAP                           TFI--C-130 Squadron Operations Facility              7,000  The President/ Ms. Cubin
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Army                      Afghanistan               Bagram AB                              Bulk Fuel Storage & Supply, Phase 8                 26,000  The President
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Army                      Afghanistan               Bagram AB                              Bulk Fuel Storage & Supply, Phase 5                 22,000  The President
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Army                      Afghanistan               Bagram AB                              SOF HQ Complex                                      19,000  The President
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Air Force                 Afghanistan               Bagram AB                              C-130 Maintenance Hangar                            27,400  The President
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Air Force                 Afghanistan               Bagram AB                              Cargo Handling Area Expansion                        8,800  The President
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Air Force                 Afghanistan               Bagram AB                              Refueler Ramp                                       21,000  The President
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Navy                      Diego Garcia              Diego Garcia                           Wharf Upgrade and Warehouse                         35,060  The President
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Navy                      Djibouti                  Camp Lemonier                          Aircraft Maintenance Hangar                         12,830  The President
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Navy                      Djibouti                  Camp Lemonier                          Aircraft Parking Apron                              15,250  The President
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Navy                      Djibouti                  Camp Lemonier                          Telcom Facility                                      3,330  The President
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Army                      Germany                   Katterbach                             Aircraft/Vehicle Maintenance Complex                19,000  The President
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Army                      Germany                   Wiesbaden                              Command and Battle Center, Increment I              59,500  The President
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Army FH                   Germany                   Wiesbaden                              Family Housing Replacement                          32,000  The President
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Army FH                   Germany                   Wiesbaden AB                           Family Housing Replacement                          10,000  The President
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Army FH                   Germany                   Wiesbaden AB                           Family Housing Replacement                          32,000  The President
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Army FH                   Germany                   Wiesbaden AB                           Family Housing Replacement                          27,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Germany                   Germersheim                            Logistics Distribution Center Europe                48,000  The President
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Navy                      Greece                    Souda Bay                              Fuel Storage Tanks and Pipeline Replacement          8,000  The President
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Air Force                 Guam                      Andersen AFB                           Combat Communications Maintenance Facility           5,200  The President/ Ms. Bordallo
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Navy                      Guam                      Guam NB                                Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, Main Base               62,360  The President/ Ms. Bordallo
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Navy                      Guam                      Guam NB                                Kilo Wharf Extension                                50,912  The President/ Ms. Bordallo
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Navy                      Guam                      Guam NB                                Wastewater Collection System & Upgrade              26,070  The President/ Ms. Bordallo
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Defense-Wide              Guam                      Guam NH                                Central Utility Plant                               30,000  The President/ Ms. Bordallo
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Air Force                 Guam                      Andersen AFB                           ISR/STF Realign Arc Light Boulevard                  5,400  Ms. Bordallo
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Navy                      Guantanamo Bay            Guantanamo Bay                         Consolidated Fitness Complex                        20,600  The President
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Navy FH                   Guantanamo Bay            Guantanamo Bay                         Replace Bargo Housing                               22,385  The President
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Navy FH                   Guantanamo Bay            Guantanamo Bay                         Replace Granadillo Circle Housing                   16,547  The President
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Navy FH                   Guantanamo Bay            Guantanamo Bay                         Replace Granadillo Point Housing                    23,666  The President
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Army                      Italy                     Vicenza                                Brigade Complex-Barracks/Community, Incr 2           7,500  The President
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Army                      Italy                     Vicenza                                Brigade Complex-Operations Support Fac, Incr         7,500  The President
                                                                                            2
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Army                      Japan                     Camp Zama                              Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility         2,350  The President
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Army                      Japan                     Sagamihara                             Battle Command Training Center                      17,500  The President
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Army                      Korea                     Camp Humphreys                         Vehicle Maintenance Shop                            20,000  The President
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Army FH                   Korea                     Camp Humphreys                         Family Housing New Construction                    125,000  The President
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Air Force                 Kyrgyzstan                Manas AB                               Hot Cargo Pad                                        6,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Qatar                     Al Udeid                               SOF Training Range                                   9,200  The President
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Air Force                 United Kingdom            RAF Lakenheath                         Large Vehicle Inspection Station                     7,400  The President
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Air Force FH              United Kingdom            RAF Lakenheath                         Replace Family Housing (182 Units)                  71,828  The President
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Air Force                 Worldwide                 Classified                             Special Evaluation Project                             891  The President
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Air Force                 Worldwide                 Unspecified                            UAS Field Training Unit Ops Complex                 15,500  The President
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Air Force                 Worldwide                 Unspecified                            UAS Field Training Unit Maintenance Complex         22,000  The President
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Air Force                 Worldwide                 Unspecified                            Common Battlefield Airman Training Complex          15,000  The President
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Defense-Wide              Worldwide                 Unspecified                            BMDS-European Interceptor Site                      52,600  The President
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Defense-Wide              Worldwide                 Unspecified                            BMDS-European Midcourse Radar Site                  48,560  The President
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Defense-Wide              Worldwide                 Unspecified                            NATO Headquarters                                   22,000  The President
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Navy                      Worldwide                 Unspecified                            P-8A Integrated Training Center                     48,220  The President
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Navy                      Worldwide                 Unspecified                            Data Center                                         28,000  The President
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Navy                      Worldwide                 Unspecified                            Joint Operations & Support Complex, Phase 1         17,800  The President
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                                                                                                                                          Amount (in
         Account                    State                          Location                                Project Title                  thousands)                     Member
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Major Construction        Colorado                  Denver                                 New Medical Facility                                20,000  The President/ Mr. Perlmutter
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Major Construction        Florida                   Orlando                                New Medical Facility                               220,000  The President/ Ms. Brown, C./ Mr. Weldon
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Major Construction        Puerto Rico               San Juan                               Seismic Corrections                                 64,400  The President
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Major Construction        Florida                   Lee County                             Outpatient Clinic                                  111,412  The President
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Major Construction        Missouri                  St. Louis                              Medical Fac. Improvements                            5,000  The President
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Major Construction        Florida                   Bay Pines                              Inpatient/Outpatient Improve.                       17,430  The President
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Major Construction        Kentucky                  Louisville                             Site Acquisition and Prep                           45,000  Mr. Yarmuth
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Major Construction        Puerto Rico               Puerto Rico National Cemetery          Gravesite Expansion and Cemetery                    33,900  The President
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Major Construction        Massachusetts             Massachusetts National Cemetery        Gravesite Expansion and Cemetery                    20,500  The President
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Major Construction        New York                  Calverton National Cemetery            Gravesite Expansion and Cemetery                    29,000  The President
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     ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVES JERRY LEWIS AND ZACH WAMP

    The fiscal year 2009 Military Construction, Veterans' 
Administration and Related Agencies appropriations bill funds 
critical military construction, family housing and quality of 
life improvements and enhancements for our brave men and women 
in uniform and their families.
    In addition, this bill provides for every veteran who 
chooses to participate in VA programs, and it provides funding 
our heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice and are honored 
in the battle monuments and cemeteries that are funded in this 
bill.
    The Subcommittee held 19 hearings on quality of life 
issues, critical military construction needs, veterans 
programs, and other issues that are important to this 
subcommittee. We have been full participants in those hearings, 
and are appreciative of the fact that all subcommittee members 
have been given plenty of time and opportunity to question 
witnesses, and we will continue to support the Chairman at 
these hearings.

                           302(B) ALLOCATION

    The 302(b) allocation to the Subcommittee is $72.729 
billion, an increase of $8.828 billion [13.8 percent] above the 
FY '08 enacted level of $63.901 billion (not including 
emergency funds), and an increase of $3.382 billion [4.88 
percent] above the President's request of $69.347 billion. The 
increase comes from an overall discretionary budget increase 
that exceeded the President's budget request for fiscal year 
2009 by $22 billion, and is all part of the Democrats' Budget 
Conference report that exceeded $1,000,000,000,000 in 
discretionary spending for the first time in our Nation's 
history.
    Even with this massive spending increase, the 302(b) 
allocation cut $4 billion from the President's budget request 
for the Department of Defense. The Chairman may believe that $4 
billion was cut from Defense to pay for a veterans increase in 
this bill. In actuality, that increase was already assumed in 
the Budget Resolution. The $4 billion cut from the President's 
Defense request is really being used to increase spending in 
the other domestic bills.
    At a time when more and more Americans are being squeezed 
by paying in excess of four dollar gas at the pump, we believe 
government has an obligation to do more with less just as our 
constituents are being forced to do. We believe we have an 
obligation to make the difficult choices, set priorities, and 
root out wasteful government spending. Unfortunately, the 
302(b) allocations that were adopted by the majority do not 
make difficult choices, do not set priorities, and do nothing 
to root out wasteful government spending.

                             FULL COMMITTEE

    The full committee adopted an amendment by Mr. Lewis to 
assist veterans, who are facing record gasoline prices like all 
Americans, by increasing the mileage reimbursement rate to 41.5 
cents. The committee also adopted an amendment by Mr. Kingston 
that directs the Air Force to establish a single point-of-
contact at four bases that were affected by the American Eagle 
privatization projects.

                    FLOOR CONSIDERATION OF THIS BILL

    Traditionally, the Military Construction-VA bill has always 
been one of the first bills out of the House. We appreciate all 
of the hard work that Chairman Edwards and his staff have put 
into this bill, and we hope that the tradition for this bill to 
go early in the process to the House floor under an open rule 
continues. While we support this bill, the substantial funding 
increases included in it are going to require proper oversight 
of taxpayer dollars.

                 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION & FAMILY HOUSING

    The total funding level for military construction and 
family housing is $24.8 billion, an increase of $400 million 
above the President's budget request, and an increase of $4.2 
billion over the fiscal year 2008 funding level. These funds 
are essential to meet the needs of the Grow the Force 
initiatives in the Army and Marine Corps that will add 92,000 
active duty personnel.
    We are pleased that funding for the BRAC 2005 account is at 
the President's budget request of $9.1 billion. We want to work 
with the majority to ensure that this account does not get cut 
as this bill moves forward. It is important for the DoD to have 
this funding to ensure that they have the necessary resources 
to fully implement BRAC 2005 by the September 15, 2011 
deadline.

                            VETERANS AFFAIRS

    This bill continues efforts to make the Veterans Health 
Administration the most effective and efficient system that it 
can be. However, we must not forget that the Department of 
Veterans Affairs is a bureaucracy that is slow to adapt to the 
changes in health care delivery that are occurring. 
Consequently, this bill continues efforts to adapt from the in-
patient bed towers to the community-based outpatient clinics 
that serve so many of our veterans closer to where they live. 
In addition, funding increases are provided to meet the 
increased needs of veterans' health care in rural and other 
underserved areas of the country.
    It is important to point out that this bill provides 
medical care funding to meet the needs of those wounded troops 
returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi 
Freedom, and the unique challenges that they present especially 
for post traumatic brain disorder and traumatic brain injury.
    There is no greater way to honor the volunteers who serve 
our country than to make sure that they have the best medical 
care and facilities with which to treat them. This bill 
provides historic funding increases to do just that. But, we 
can't forget that we also owe it to them to ensure that the VA 
manages these funds in a way that also honors our veterans. It 
would be a disservice to these heroes if stories of misuse or 
mismanagement arise. Therefore, we look forward to supporting 
Chairman Edwards to conduct the necessary oversight to ensure 
that these funds are spent wisely.
    We are pleased that the bill includes much-needed funds for 
the VA Office of Inspector General to maintain its 
investigation and audit functions at the fiscal year 2008 
operational level, and to increase oversight on community-based 
outpatient clinics, veterans' centers, mental health 
initiatives, especially PTSD, and a review on the relevancy of 
VA research to the veteran population.
    In conclusion, while American taxpayers and future 
generations of Americans will be paying the price for this bill 
and other bills under the bloated discretionary spending levels 
adopted by the Democrat majority, this is a good bill. This 
bill will benefit our troops and their families, our veterans, 
and those who have paid the ultimate price of freedom.