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                                                       Calendar No. 205
110th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     110-85
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    MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS AND RELATED AGENCIES 
                        APPROPRIATION BILL, 2008
                                _______
                                

                 June 18, 2007.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

           Mr. Reed,  from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany S. 1645]

     The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 0000) making appropriations for military quality of 
life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with an 
amendment, and an amendment to the title, and recommends that 
the bill as amended do pass. deg.
     The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1645) 
making appropriations for military construction, the Department 
of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.



Amounts in new budget authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate.................$109,232,250,000
Amount of 2007 appropriations \1\.......................  91,030,849,000
Amount of 2008 budget estimate.......................... 105,231,766,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    Amount of 2007 appropriations \1\................... +18,201,401,000
    Amount of 2008 budget estimate...................... +74,000,484,000

\1\ Excludes $6,595,560,000 in emergency supplemental funding provided 
in Public Law 110-28.


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
Background:
    Purpose of the Bill..........................................     4
    Comparative Statement........................................     4
    Compliance With Section 308 of the Budget Control Act........     4
    Committee Recommendation.....................................     5
Overview and Summary of the Bill:
    Investing in Infrastructure for our Troops and Their Families     5
    Military Construction Funding................................     6
    Keeping Our Commitment to America's Veterans.................     7
    Transparency in Congressional Directives.....................     7
Title I:
    Military Construction:
        Items of Special Interest:
            Hearings.............................................     9
            Summary of Committee Recommendations.................     9
            Reprogramming Guidelines.............................     9
            Variations in Scope..................................    10
            Operation and Maintenance Funds......................    10
            Real Property Maintenance............................    11
            Incremental Funding..................................    11
            ``Grow the Force'' Initiative........................    12
            Global Defense Posture...............................    12
        Military Construction, Army..............................    15
        Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps.............    16
        Military Construction, Air Force.........................    17
        Military Construction, Defense-Wide......................    18
        Military Construction, Reserve Components................    19
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization.......................    21
        Family Housing Overview..................................    21
        Family Housing Construction, Army........................    22
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army...........    23
        Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps.......    23
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine 
          Corps..................................................    25
        Family Housing Construction, Air Force...................    25
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force......    26
        Family Housing Construction, Defense-Wide................    27
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide...    27
        Family Housing Improvement Fund..........................    27
        Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide.....    28
        Base Closure Account 1990................................    28
        Base Closure Account 2005................................    29
        Administrative Provisions................................    39
Title II:
    Department of Veterans Affairs...............................    41
        Items of Special Interest:
            Hearings.............................................    41
            Summary of Committee Recommendation..................    41
            Department Overview..................................    41
        Veterans Benefits Administration.........................    44
            Compensation and Pensions............................    45
            Readjustment Benefits................................    46
            Veterans Insurance and Indemnities...................    47
            Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund Program Account    47
            Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program Account......    48
            Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account.    48
        Veterans Health Administration:
            Medical Services.....................................    51
            Medical Facilities...................................    57
            Medical and Prosthetic Research......................    58
            Medical Care Cost Recovery Collections...............    60
            Medical Care Collection Fund--Revenues Applied.......    60
        National Cemetery Administration.........................    60
        Departmental Administration..............................    61
            General Operating Expenses...........................    62
            Office of the Inspector General......................    63
            Construction, Major Projects.........................    63
            Construction, Minor Projects.........................    65
            Grants for Construction of State Extended Care 
              Facilities.........................................    66
            Grants for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries.    67
            Information Technology Systems.......................    68
            Administrative Provisions............................    70
Title III:
    Related Agencies:
        American Battle Monuments Commission:
            Salaries and Expenses................................    72
            Foreign Currency Fluctuations........................    73
        U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: Salaries and 
          Expenses...............................................    73
        Department of Defense--Civil: Cemeterial Expenses, Army: 
          Salaries and Expenses..................................    74
        Armed Forces Retirement Home.............................    74
        Administrative Provision.................................    75
Title IV: General Provisions.....................................    76
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    77
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    78
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    78
Military construction project listing by location................    80

                               BACKGROUND

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related 
Agencies appropriation bill provides necessary funding for the 
planning, design, construction, alteration, and improvement of 
military facilities worldwide, for both Active and Reserve 
forces. It also finances the cost of military family housing 
and the U.S. share of the NATO Security Investment Program. In 
addition, the bill provides funding to implement base closures 
and realignments authorized by law. The bill provides resources 
to the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans benefits and 
health care. The bill also provides funding for U.S. cemeteries 
and battlefield monuments both in the United States and abroad; 
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; and Armed Forces 
Retirement Homes.

                         Comparative Statement

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$109,232,250,000 for fiscal year 2008 military construction, 
family housing, base closure, veterans health care and 
benefits, as well as related agencies. The table at the end of 
the report displays the Committee recommendation in comparison 
with the current fiscal year, and the President's fiscal year 
2008 request.

        Compliance With Section 308(a) of the Budget Control Act

    Section 308(a) of the Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 
1974 (Public Law 93-344) requires that the Committee include in 
its report a comparison of its recommendations with levels 
contained in the first concurrent resolution. Appropriate data 
are reflected below:

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the Budget Resolution
 for 2008: Subcommittee on Military Construction, Department
 of Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies:
    Mandatory...............................................       41,384       41,384       41,229  \1\ 41,229<
                                                                                                               b
    Discretionary...........................................       64,745       64,745       64,745   \1\ 55,001
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2008....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........  \2\ 81,616<
                                                                                                               b
    2009....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........       12,826
    2010....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        8,107
    2011....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        3,012
    2012 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        1,911
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA          977           NA          552
 2008.......................................................
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\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends new fiscal year 2008 
appropriations of $109,232,250,000. This is $18,201,401,000 
over the fiscal year 2007 enacted level, excluding supplemental 
funding, and $4,000,484,000 over the budget request. The basis 
for this recommendation is contained in the following 
``Overview and summary of the bill,'' and under the discussions 
pertaining to each individual appropriation. Complete project 
detail is provided in the tables at the end of the report.

                    OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY OF THE BILL

     Investing in Infrastructure for our Troops and Their Families

    In a time of rapidly shifting global security conditions, 
the Defense Department is confronting major challenges on many 
fronts. These challenges include providing the necessary 
infrastructure to support our military and their families 
through a trying period of extended troop deployments, evolving 
missions, and major installation realignments. In the midst of 
conducting costly and protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
the Department is engaged in a massive effort to transform the 
military into a force that is more agile and better placed to 
address emerging threats. This effort includes a far-reaching 
realignment of U.S. forces overseas in conjunction with the 
most sweeping U.S. base realignment and closure [BRAC] process 
in history. In addition to these formidable tasks, the 
Department is also gearing up to provide the infrastructure 
needed to accommodate a combined increase of 92,000 U.S. Army 
and Marine Corps personnel under the President's proposed 
``Grow the Force'' initiative.
    These challenges are placing great pressure on both the 
management and the execution of the Department's military 
construction program. The Committee is supportive of the 
Department's efforts to restructure its forces and realign its 
facilities, and has made a concerted effort to provide the 
necessary resources for essential infrastructure projects. 
However, the Committee is mindful of the complexity of the task 
facing the Department in terms of meeting the military 
construction goals it has set forth, and therefore expects the 
Department to provide strict management and oversight of the 
process and to consult closely with Congress on the progress of 
these various construction initiatives.

                     Military Construction Funding

    At $21,165,182,000, the President's fiscal year 2008 budget 
request for military construction and family housing is the 
largest request for these programs in recent history. However, 
it is important to note that slightly more than half of the 
request, nearly 53 percent, has been carved out for base 
realignment and closure activities [BRAC] and for the 
President's ``Grow the Force'' initiative to provide facilities 
needed for the planned increase in the size of the Army and the 
Marine Corps. The President's request for military construction 
associated with conventional mission requirements remains 
consistent with, and in some instances significantly below, the 
level of funding requested in fiscal year 2007, particularly in 
the case of the Reserve components. For example, the budget 
request for the Army National Guard is down 14.5 percent from 
the fiscal year 2007 appropriated amount. The Air National 
Guard request is down 32 percent, the Army Reserve is down 27.9 
percent, and the Air Force Reserve reflects a 41 percent 
reduction. These reductions reflect a troubling multi-year 
downward trend in the Department's investment in infrastructure 
for the Reserve components.
    While the Committee supports the BRAC and ``Grow the 
Force'' initiatives, it also believes that the Department must 
place equal emphasis on providing adequate funding to reduce 
the backlog in existing military construction requirements, and 
to provide essential mission and quality of life infrastructure 
for the regular military construction program. The Committee is 
particularly concerned at the precipitous decrease in military 
construction funding requested by the President for some of the 
Reserve components. For these reasons, the Committee has 
continued its practice of providing funding where indicated to 
supplement the regular military construction program, with 
particular attention to quality of life and mission essential 
facilities in both the Active and Reserve components. Because 
the military construction accounts are project based, with 
funding earmarked by the President for specific projects, the 
additional funding provided by the Committee is also project 
specific. All major construction projects funded through the 
military construction appropriations accounts are included in 
either the President's budget request or the Services' Future 
Years Defense Programs [FYDP] and are consistent with the 
criteria for additional funding for military construction 
projects in section 2856 of the National Defense Authorization 
Act for fiscal year 1995 (Public Law 103-337). In addition, 
more than 60 percent of the additional projects included in the 
Committee's fiscal year 2008 recommendation were approved by 
the Senate and authorized in fiscal year 2007, but were not 
funded because the fiscal year 2007 military construction 
appropriations bill was not enacted into law.

              Keeping Our Commitment to America's Veterans

    America's veterans have served their country with courage 
and honor, and the Committee is dedicated to upholding the 
Nation's commitment to them. Unfortunately, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs [VA] has not always lived up to this 
commitment, resulting in catastrophic budget shortfalls in 
fiscal years 2005 and 2006. The Congress responded promptly, 
supplementing the VA's 2005 budget and the President's 2006 
budget request with an addition of $2,952,000,000 to fully fund 
veterans health care. In the fiscal year 2007 supplemental 
funding bill, The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina 
Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 
(Public Law 110-28), the Congress provided an additional 
$1,788,578,000 for veterans health care, veterans benefits, and 
construction needs. This included $1,344,278,000 targeted 
primarily to the unique health care needs of veterans from the 
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to ensuring that VA 
facilities are maintained at the highest level. The Committee 
believes strongly that the needs of all veterans are paramount, 
and that the emerging needs of veterans from Operation Enduring 
Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom [OEF/OIF] must be fully 
addressed so as not to usurp the resources needed for veterans 
of previous conflicts. The Committee therefore directs the VA 
to include in its budget calculations not only the current 
health care needs of all veterans but also the long range 
projected health care needs of OEF/OIF veterans, particularly 
those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and 
Traumatic Brain Injury.

                Transparency in Congressional Directives

    On January 18, 2007, the Senate passed S. 1, The 
Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007, by a 
vote of 96-2. While the Committee awaits final action on this 
legislation, the chairman and ranking member of the Committee 
issued interim requirements to ensure that the goals of S. 1 
are in place for the appropriations bills for fiscal year 2008.
    The Constitution vests in the Congress the power of the 
purse. The Committee believes strongly that Congress should 
make the decisions on how to allocate the people's money. In 
order to improve transparency and accountability in the process 
of approving earmarks (as defined in S. 1) in appropriations 
measures, each Committee report includes, for each earmark:
  --(1) the name of the Member(s) making the request, and where 
        appropriate, the President;
  --(2) the name and location of the intended recipient or, if 
        there is no specifically intended recipient, the 
        intended location of the activity; and
  --(3) the purpose of such earmark.
    The term ``congressional earmark'' means a provision or 
report language included primarily at the request of a Senator, 
providing, authorizing, or recommending a specific amount of 
discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other 
spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, 
loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or 
targeted to a specific state, locality or congressional 
district, other than through a statutory or administrative, 
formula-driven, or competitive award process.
    For each earmark, a Member is required to provide a 
certification that neither the Member (nor his or her spouse) 
has a pecuniary interest in such earmark, consistent with 
Senate Rule XXXVII(4). Such certifications are available to the 
public at http://appropriations.senate.gov/senators.cfm or go 
to appropriations.senate.gov and click on ``members''.

                                TITLE I

                         MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

                       Items of Special Interest

                                HEARINGS

    The Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans 
Affairs held two hearings related to the fiscal year 2008 
Military Construction budget request. On March 22, 2007, the 
subcommittee heard testimony from representatives of the 
Department of Defense (the Department) and the United States 
Air Force concerning fiscal year 2008 budget priorities, the 
fiscal year 2007 global war on terror emergency supplemental 
request, and base realignment and closure [BRAC]. On April 19, 
2007, the subcommittee held a hearing on the budget requests of 
the United States Army and the United States Navy concerning 
the fiscal year 2008 budget request, BRAC, and the President's 
``Grow the Force'' initiative to provide infrastructure to 
accommodate planned increases in the size of the Army and 
Marine Corps.

                  SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

    The budget request for fiscal year 2008 reflects an 
increase of $8,439,600,000 from the amount enacted in fiscal 
year 2007, excluding supplemental funds.
    The Committee recommends $21,556,664,000. This is 
$391,482,000 above the budget request.

                        REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES

    The following reprogramming guidelines apply for all 
military construction and family housing projects. A project or 
account (including the sub-elements of an account) which has 
been specifically reduced by the Congress in acting on the 
budget request is considered to be a congressional interest 
item and as such, prior approval is required. Accordingly, no 
reprogrammings to an item specifically reduced below the 
threshold by the Congress are permitted.
    The reprogramming criteria that apply to military 
construction projects (25 percent of the funded amount or 
$2,000,000 whichever is less) continue to apply to new housing 
construction projects and to improvements over $2,000,000. To 
provide the Services the flexibility to proceed with 
construction contracts without disruption or delay, the costs 
associated with environmental hazard remediation such as 
asbestos removal, radon abatement, lead-based paint removal or 
abatement, and any other legislated environmental hazard 
remediation may be excluded, provided that such remediation 
requirements could not be reasonably anticipated at the time of 
the budget submission. This exclusion applies to projects 
authorized in this budget year, as well as projects authorized 
in prior years for which construction has not been completed.
    Furthermore, in instances where prior approval to a 
reprogramming request for a project or account has been 
received from the Committee, the adjusted amount approved 
becomes the new base for any future increase or decrease via 
below-threshold reprogrammings (provided that the project or 
account is not a congressional interest item as defined above).
    In addition to these guidelines, the Services are directed 
to adhere to the guidance for military construction 
reprogrammings and notifications, including the pertinent 
statutory authorities contained in DOD Financial Management 
Regulation 7000.14-R and relevant updates and policy memoranda.

                          VARIATIONS IN SCOPE

    The Committee has noted a sharp increase in the use of 10 
U.S.C. 2853 Authority to reduce the scope or provide additional 
funding for projects that have experienced cost or scope 
variations in excess of 25 percent of the approved military 
construction cost. In many cases, these notifications reflect 
dramatic increases over the projected cost, requiring either a 
major scope reduction or a reprogramming of funds from other 
projects. In some cases, the cost of projects for which funding 
has been authorized and appropriated has more than doubled due 
to higher than anticipated construction bids. This trend is 
troubling to the Committee and suggests that the Department's 
construction cost models do not adequately reflect current 
market conditions. In determining annual military construction 
appropriations, the Committee relies on the construction cost 
estimates provided in the Services' justification materials, 
including the detailed information contained in DD Form 1391, 
which accompanies each project. If this information is not 
reliable, the Committee cannot make informed decisions on the 
allocation of scarce military construction resources. The 
Committee, therefore, directs the Department to submit a 
consolidated report on cost and scope variations exceeding 25 
percent for projects from each of the Services and the Defense 
Agencies funded in fiscal year 2007, and the source of funds, 
when applicable, used to supplement appropriated amounts for 
those projects. This report shall be submitted to the 
congressional defense committees no later than January 31, 
2008.

                    OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE FUNDS

    The Committee has noted a significant increase in the 
number of above-threshold notifications under 10 U.S.C. 2811 
Authority for the use of ``Operation and Maintenance'' [O&M;] 
funds to undertake extensive repairs and renovation of military 
facilities that could appropriately be funded through the 
military construction appropriation. The Committee reminds the 
Department that the intent of the $7,500,000 threshold for 
congressional notification of repair projects using O&M; funds 
is to ensure that the O&M; accounts are not being used as 
billpayers to inflate the Services' military construction 
budgets. The O&M; accounts fund a wide range of ``must-pay'' 
operational requirements, whereas the military construction 
accounts are reserved solely for facilities. The Committee 
therefore believes that in most cases, military construction 
funding is the appropriate source of funds for major 
construction efforts, including extensive repair and 
renovations, and urges the Services to budget accordingly. The 
Committee further directs the Department to provide 
consolidated quarterly reports to the congressional defense 
committees detailing all facility repair projects carried out 
during that quarter using over $750,000 in operation and 
maintenance funds. The reports shall be due no later than 30 
days after the end of each fiscal-year quarter, with the 
initial report due by March 1, 2008.

                       REAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

    The Committee recommends a continuation of the following 
general rules for repairing a facility under ``Operation and 
Maintenance'' account funding:
  --Components of the facility may be repaired by replacement, 
        and such replacement may be up to current standards or 
        code.
  --Interior arrangements and restorations may be included as 
        repair, but additions, new facilities, and functional 
        conversions must be performed as military construction 
        projects.
  --Such projects may be done concurrent with repair projects, 
        as long as the final conjunctively funded project is a 
        complete and usable facility.
  --The appropriate Service Secretary shall submit a 21-day 
        notification prior to carrying out any repair project 
        with an estimated cost in excess of $7,500,000.
    The Department is directed to continue to report on the 
real property maintenance backlog at all installations for 
which there is a requested construction project in future 
budget requests. This information is to be provided on the Form 
1390. In addition, for all troop housing requests, the Form 
1391 is to continue to show all real property maintenance 
conducted in the past 2 years and all future requirements for 
unaccompanied housing at that installation.

                          INCREMENTAL FUNDING

    In general, the Committee supports full funding for 
military construction projects. However, it has been the 
practice of the Committee to provide incremental funding for 
certain large projects, to allow the Services to more 
efficiently allocate their limited military construction 
dollars among projects. Last year, the Office of Management and 
Budget [OMB] issued a directive that limits incremental funding 
to projects funded through the BRAC process. The Committee 
believes that incremental funding for all military construction 
projects should be considered on a case-by-case basis, as it 
has in the past, and not reserved solely for the BRAC program. 
The Committee intends to continue to exercise its 
constitutional prerogative to provide incremental funding where 
warranted and has recommended incremental funding of several 
high cost projects included in the President's fiscal year 2008 
request. The Committee urges OMB to reconsider its prohibition 
on incremental funding and permit the Services to exercise 
their judgment as to the most efficient method to fund large 
projects, including the use of incremental funding.

                     ``GROW THE FORCE'' INITIATIVE

    The Committee recommends the full budget request of 
$2,745,898,000 to implement the military construction program 
associated with the President's ``Grow the Force'' proposal to 
increase the end strength of the Army, including the National 
Guard, and the Marine Corps, by a total of 92,000 troops over 5 
years. However, the Committee has provided this funding by 
individual project, identified in the State table at the end of 
this report, instead of as lump sum funding for the initiative 
as requested by the President.
    The Committee supports the Department's efforts to provide 
sufficient facilities in a timely manner to accommodate an 
increase in Army, Guard, and Marine Corps troop levels. 
However, the Department has yet to provide a comprehensive plan 
detailing the scope and cost of the total military construction 
requirement associated with the initiative, nor has it provided 
an explanation of the criteria on which stationing decisions 
were based. The Committee notes that Public Law 110-28, the 
U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery and Iraq 
Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, directs the Secretary 
of Defense to provide a ``Grow the Force'' stationing plan to 
the Congress, and urges the Secretary to submit the plan 
without delay. Additionally, the Committee directs the 
Secretary to submit a separate report to the congressional 
defense committees by January 31, 2008, detailing how the 
military construction projects intended to support the ``Grow 
the Force'' initiative are being integrated into and 
coordinated with the military construction blueprint for the 
Global Defense Posture and BRAC 2005.
    Because of the lack of detailed information provided by the 
Department to date, the Committee is concerned that the 
military construction program to support the initiative was 
drawn up in haste and may be subject to substantial change. For 
this reason, the Committee also directs that any above-
threshold cost or scope variation, any cancellation of 
projects, or any transfer of funds among construction projects 
identified as part of the ``Grow the Force'' initiative, be 
subject to the standard reprogramming and notification 
requirements that apply to the regular military construction 
appropriation.

                         GLOBAL DEFENSE POSTURE

    The Committee notes that the Department of Defense 
continues to advance its efforts to realign its overseas 
installation structure through the Global Defense Posture 
initiative. As part of this effort, the President has requested 
$1,174,418,000 in fiscal year 2008 for overseas military 
construction, approximately 10 percent of the regular military 
construction request (excluding BRAC and ``Grow the Force'' 
funding). The President's request for overseas military 
construction projects spans the globe from Europe to the 
Pacific and from Southwest Asia to Central America. The 
proposals include a massive infusion of funding for 
infrastructure to accommodate the planned buildup of U.S. 
forces in Guam, projects in Southwest Asia related to the wars 
in Iraq and Afghanistan, and operational facilities in Djibouti 
to establish a major new forward operating site for U.S. forces 
in Africa. Additionally, the Department continues to request 
funds for construction projects in Europe for the consolidation 
of U.S. bases in Germany and Italy. The realignment of bases in 
Europe must in turn be coordinated with construction in the 
United States of the facilities needed to accommodate the 
approximately 70,000 troops and 100,000 family members who will 
return to the United States as overseas bases are closed or 
consolidated.
    The Committee supports the Department's efforts to reassess 
and realign its overseas installations to better respond to 
emerging security challenges. However, the Committee has 
concerns about the Department's ability to effectively manage 
and accomplish such an ambitious and overlapping global 
construction program within the limited time frame it has 
allotted to the effort.
    For example, although the President is requesting 
$173,000,000 to construct facilities for the relocation of the 
Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to Dal Molin, Italy, the 
Department has not yet achieved a final infrastructure 
agreement with the Government of Italy and has been unable to 
date to begin construction of projects at the base for which 
$306,500,000 was previously appropriated. In Djibouti, the 
Department is embarking on a major construction effort at Camp 
Lemonier in advance of standing up a planned African Command 
[AFRICOM], which will have jurisdiction over the installation. 
The Committee believes that the projects are predicated on 
possible future use instead of immediate need, and further 
believes that the new AFRICOM commander should have an 
opportunity to review the strategic requirement and master plan 
for permanent infrastructure in Djibouti before the Department 
executes the current plans. In Guam, the Committee recognizes 
the complexity of financing and coordinating the proposed 
development among the United States, the Government of Guam and 
the Government of Japan, and questions whether the local 
construction industry can keep pace with the sheer volume of 
projects planned for the island in fiscal year 2008.
    The Committee is also concerned about the continued 
fidelity of the Department's global basing plan given the 
current fluidity of the global security environment and the 
uncertain tenure, number, and future mission requirements of 
U.S. troops in the Central Command Area of Responsibility, 
including Iraq, Afghanistan, and neighboring nations.
    In a September 2006 report to Congress (GAO-06-852), the 
Government Accountability Office [GAO] determined that current 
reporting requirements regarding the global basing strategy 
were not providing Congress with sufficient information to 
provide necessary oversight of the initiative. According to the 
GAO report, ``Ongoing negotiations between the United States 
and host nations, evolving cost estimates, and difficulties 
establishing service management and funding responsibilities 
for new overseas sites contribute to the complexity and 
uncertainty of DOD's overseas restructuring effort. In 
addition, DOD has not established a comprehensive and routine 
process to keep Congress informed on its progress dealing with 
these issues and the overall status of implementing the 
strategy.''
    For these reasons, the Committee directs the Department to 
provide an updated report on the Global Defense Posture 
initiative to accompany the fiscal year 2009 budget submission. 
The report should include the following elements: an overview 
of the current overseas basing strategy and an explanation of 
any changes to the strategy; the status of host nation 
negotiations; the cost to date of implementing the military 
construction elements of the strategy, and an updated estimate 
of the cost to complete the construction program; and an 
updated timeline for implementing the strategy.
    The report should be submitted to the congressional defense 
committees in unclassified and, if needed, classified form, no 
later than February 15, 2008.
    The Committee also directs the Government Accountability 
Office to assess the Department's updated report, with specific 
emphasis on the following: (1) an analysis of whether the 
Department has an integrated process for reassessing and 
adjusting its overseas presence and basing strategy in light of 
ongoing changes in the security environment in key regions of 
the world, planned force structure changes, and emerging DOD 
initiatives, such as the African Command; (2) an assessment of 
DOD's progress in implementing the global basing strategy 
reflected in its 2004 report to Congress (``Strengthening U.S. 
Global Posture''), including an analysis of any changes to 
DOD's force structure and basing plans, and the rationale for 
such changes; (3) an update on DOD's progress in establishing 
its network of Forward Operating Sites [FOS] and Cooperative 
Security Locations [CSL], including a current definition of 
what constitutes an FOS and CSL, and an analysis of the issues 
related to the management and funding of the sites; and (4) a 
comparison of how DOD's projected costs for implementing its 
overseas presence and basing strategy compares with initial 
estimates, and the extent to which the overseas basing strategy 
is synchronized with the ``Grow the Force'' initiative, base 
realignment and closure activities, and other DOD initiatives.
    Master Plan, Guam.--The Committee is aware of the extensive 
plans, to be carried out by the United States Pacific Command 
[PACOM], to expand the presence of the United States military 
on Guam, including the movement of approximately 8,000 marines 
and their families from Japan by 2014. The Government of Japan 
has agreed to pay approximately 60 percent of the estimated 
$10,300,000,000 cost of this relocation. The Committee commends 
the Department of Defense for engaging our allies prior to this 
move to ensure that the moving process and its cost are 
undertaken as a partnership with the Government of Japan.
    The prospect of such a massive construction program on the 
island of Guam is ambitious to say the least, and will require 
a well-developed master plan to efficiently use the available 
land and infrastructure. The Committee therefore directs the 
Secretary of Defense to submit a master plan for Guam to the 
congressional defense committees by December 29, 2007. The 
Committee also renews its standing request of GAO to review 
overseas master plans, including a review of the master 
planning effort for Guam. The Committee further directs the 
Secretary of Defense to provide a report accounting for the 
United States' share of this construction program to project-
level detail and the year in which each project is expected to 
be funded.

                      Military Construction, Army

Appropriations, 2007 (including rescissions) \1\........  $1,969,652,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   4,039,197,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,928,149,000

\1\ Excludes $1,255,890,000 in emergency supplemental funding in Public 
Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Army 
provides for acquisition, construction, installation, and 
equipment of temporary or permanent public works, military 
installations, facilities, and real property for the Army. This 
appropriation also provides for facilities required as well as 
funds for infrastructure projects and programs required to 
support bases and installations around the world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,928,149,000 for the Army for 
fiscal year 2008. This amount is $1,958,497,000 above the 
fiscal year 2007 enacted level, excluding emergency 
supplemental funding, and $111,048,000 above the budget 
request. Further detail of the Committee's recommendation is 
provided in the State table at the end of this report.

                      MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, ARMY

    Chapel Center, Fort Campbell, Kentucky (Mr. McConnell/Mr. 
Alexander/Mr. Corker).--Of the funds provided for planning and 
design in this account, the Committee directs that $450,000 be 
made available for the design of this facility.
    Dining Facility, Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida 
(Mr. Nelson).--Of the funds provided for unspecified minor 
construction in this account, the Committee directs that 
$1,500,000 be made available for the construction of this 
facility.
    Regional Training Institute, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 
(Mr. Bond).--Of the funds provided for planning and design in 
this account, the Committee directs that $500,000 be made 
available for the design of this facility.
    Sapper Leader Course General Instruction Building, Fort 
Leonard Wood, Missouri (Mr. Bond).--Of the funds provided for 
planning and design in this account, the Committee directs that 
$360,000 be made available for the design of this facility.
    Tactical Training Base, Phase I, Fort Dix, New Jersey (Mr. 
Lautenberg).--Of the funds provided for planning and design in 
this account, the Committee directs that $531,000 be made 
available for the design of this facility.
    Wabuska Railroad Line Spur, Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada 
(Mr. Reid).--Of the funds provided for unspecified minor 
construction in this account, the Committee directs that 
$1,400,000 be made available for the construction of this rail 
spur.

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

Appropriations, 2007 (including rescissions) \1\........  $1,101,500,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   2,104,276,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,168,315,000

\1\ Excludes $370,990,000 in emergency supplemental funding in Public 
Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Navy and 
Marine Corps provides for acquisition, construction, 
installation, and equipment of temporary or permanent public 
works, naval installations, facilities, and real property for 
the Navy and the Marine Corps. This appropriation also provides 
for facilities required as well as funds for infrastructure 
projects and programs required to support bases and 
installations around the world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,168,315,000 for Navy and Marine 
Corps military construction for fiscal year 2008. This amount 
is $1,066,815,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level, 
excluding emergency supplemental funding, and $64,039,000 above 
the budget request. Further detail of the Committee's 
recommendation is provided in the State table at the end of 
this report.
    Djibouti.--As noted earlier in this report, the Committee 
remains concerned that the Navy's infrastructure requests for 
Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, are predicated on possible future use 
instead of immediate need. The Committee is also concerned that 
the United States holds only a 5-year lease, with the option to 
renew for two additional 5-year terms, for the land on which 
the Department of Defense proposes to build these projects. It 
seems inappropriate to the Committee to invest heavily in long-
term infrastructure at a location where there is no reasonable 
assurance that the United States will be permitted to have a 
long-term presence.
    The Committee also observes that the establishment of the 
new African Command [AFRICOM], which is expected to assume 
jurisdiction over Camp Lemonier in 2008, remains in the early 
planning phase. According to a May 16, 2007, report by the 
Congressional Research Service [CRS] (``Africa Command: U.S. 
Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in 
Africa''), many questions and congressional oversight issues 
concerning the future presence of U.S. military forces in 
Africa remain unanswered. Among the questions CRS raises is how 
the administration ``will ensure that U.S. military efforts in 
Africa do not overshadow or contradict U.S. diplomatic and 
development objectives.'' CRS also notes that the Defense 
Department ``suggests there are no plans to establish any new 
military bases in Africa.''
    Clearly, these are key issues the new AFRICOM commander 
will have to address in considering the future development of 
Camp Lemonier. In light of the uncertainty surrounding the 
prospective use of Camp Lemonier, the Committee recommends that 
the Department restrict its military construction requests to 
those supporting only immediate operational requirements and 
withhold long-term infrastructure improvements until the new 
African Command is established and further clarity on the 
future mission of Camp Lemonier is achieved.

                      MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, NAVY

    Bachelor Quarters Addition, Naval Station Newport, Rhode 
Island (Mr. Reed).--Of the funds provided for planning and 
design in this account, the Committee directs that $750,000 be 
made available for the design of this facility.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

Appropriations, 2007 (including rescissions) \1\........  $1,080,306,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     912,109,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,048,518,000

\1\ Excludes $43,300,000 in emergency supplemental funding in Public Law 
110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Air Force 
provides for acquisition, construction, installation, and 
equipment of temporary or permanent public works, military 
installations, facilities, and real property for the Air Force. 
This appropriation also provides for facilities required as 
well as funds for infrastructure projects and programs required 
to support bases and installations around the world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,048,518,000 for the Air Force 
in fiscal year 2008. This amount is $38,212,000 below the 
fiscal year 2007 enacted level, excluding emergency 
supplemental funding, and $136,409,000 above the budget 
request. Further detail of the Committee's recommendation is 
provided in the State table at the end of this report.

                    MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, AIR FORCE

    Joint Security Forces Building, Lackland AFB, Texas (Mrs. 
Hutchison/Mr. Cornyn).--Of the funds provided for planning and 
design in this account, the Committee directs that $900,000 be 
made available for the design of this facility.
    Runway Paving, Dyess AFB, Texas (Mrs. Hutchison/Mr. 
Cornyn).--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that $1,710,000 be made 
available for the design of this project.
    SOF C-130 Fuel Cell and Corrosion Control Hangars, Cannon 
AFB, New Mexico (Mr. Domenici/Mr. Bingaman).--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that $855,000 be made available for the design of this 
facility.
    Taxiway, Randolph AFB, Texas (Mrs. Hutchison/Mr. Cornyn).--
Of the funds provided for planning and design in this account, 
the Committee directs that $554,000 be made available for the 
design of this project.

                  Military Construction, Defense-Wide

Appropriations, 2007 (including rescissions)............  $1,016,771,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   1,799,336,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,758,755,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Department 
of Defense provides for acquisition, construction, 
installation, and equipment of temporary or permanent public 
works, military installations, facilities, and real property 
Defense-Wide. This appropriation also provides for facilities 
required as well as funds for infrastructure projects and 
programs required to support bases and installations around the 
world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,758,755,000 for projects 
considered within the ``Defense-Wide'' account. This amount is 
$741,984,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level, and 
$40,581,000 below the budget request. Further detail of the 
Committee's recommendation is provided in the State table at 
the end of this report.

                        CONTINGENCY CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee has provided $10,000,000 for the Secretary of 
Defense ``Contingency construction'' account. This account 
provides funds which may be used by the Secretary of Defense 
for unforeseen facility requirements and military exercises, 
including those related to the global war on terror.

                 ENERGY CONSERVATION INVESTMENT PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $85,000,000 for the Energy 
Conservation Investment Program [ECIP]. This amount is 
$15,000,000 above the budget request. The Committee maintains a 
strong interest in renewable energy resources, including wind, 
solar, and geothermal. The Committee recommends that the 
$15,000,000 in additional funding provided in this account be 
used exclusively for renewable energy projects, to supplement 
the $24,000,000 that the Department proposed for renewable 
energy in the fiscal year 2008 ECIP budget request, bringing 
the total amount of funding for these projects to $39,000,000.
    Sustainable Development.--In addition to pursuing the use 
of renewable energy resources at military installations, the 
Committee urges the Department to incorporate sustainable 
development, also known as green building applications, into 
the military construction and Energy Conservation Investment 
programs to the maximum extent practicable. The Committee 
believes that sustainable development--including building 
practices such as those identified in the U.S. Green Building 
Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] 
Green Building Rating System--is a constructive goal that not 
only can provide environmentally responsible construction but 
can also enhance the health and safety of the personnel who 
work in these facilities. Given the extraordinary scope of the 
fiscal year 2008 military construction program, including BRAC 
and the ``Grow the Force'' initiative, the Committee encourages 
the Department to give priority consideration to the use of 
green building practices, energy efficiency improvements, and 
renewable energy resources in the execution of the 2008 
construction program.

               Military Construction, Reserve Components


                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2007 (including rescissions)............    $850,871,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     695,201,000
Committee recommendation (including rescission).........     929,864,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for Reserve 
Components provides for acquisition, construction, expansion, 
rehabilitation, and conversion of facilities for the training 
and administration of the Reserve Components. This 
appropriation also provides for facilities required as well as 
funds for infrastructure projects and programs required to 
support bases and installations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $929,864,000 for military 
construction projects for the Guard and Reserve Components. 
This amount is $78,993,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted 
level and $234,663,000 above the budget request. Further detail 
of the Committee's recommendation is provided in the State 
table at the end of this report.
    The Committee recommends approval of military construction, 
Reserve Components, as outlined in the following table:

                           RESERVE COMPONENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                Component                 Budget request  recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army National Guard.....................         404,291         478,836
Air National Guard......................          85,517         228,995
Army Reserve............................         119,684         138,424
Navy Reserve............................          59,150          59,150
Air Force Reserve.......................          26,559          24,459
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................         695,201         929,864
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    The Committee recommends the following rescission:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Committee
               Public Law                          Location                  Project Title        recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Law 109-114 (Fiscal Year 2006)...    Alaska: Elmendorf AFB...  C-17 Convert Hangar for             -3,100
                                                                       Armed Forces Reserve
                                                                       Center Group Headquarters.
                                                                                                 ---------------
      Total.............................  ..........................  ..........................          -3,100
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee fully expects contracts for the following 
projects to be awarded, as early in fiscal year 2008 as 
practical:

               MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

    Add/Alter Readiness Center, Kenai, Alaska (Mr. Stevens).--
Of the funds provided for unspecified minor construction in 
this account, the Committee directs that $1,400,000 be made 
available for the construction of this facility.
    Armed Forces Reserve Center/Security Forces Facility, 
Klamath Falls, Oregon (Mr. Wyden/Mr. Smith).--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that $1,452,000 be made available for the design of 
this facility.
    Billeting, Regional & Readiness Technology Center, 
Northfield, Vermont (Mr. Leahy).--Of the funds provided for 
unspecified minor construction in this account, the Committee 
directs that $1,500,000 be made available for the construction 
of this facility.
    Joint Forces Headquarters, New Castle County Air Guard 
Base, Delaware (Mr. Biden/Mr. Carper).--Of the funds provided 
for planning and design in this account, the Committee directs 
that $1,020,000 be made available for the design of this 
facility.
    Joint Forces Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center, 
Arden Hills Army Training Site, Minnesota (Ms. Klobuchar).--Of 
the funds provided for planning and design in this account, the 
Committee directs that $3,536,000 be made available for the 
design of this facility.
    Readiness Center, Logan County, West Virginia (Mr. Byrd).--
The Committee understands that a new reserve center is urgently 
needed at Logan, West Virginia, to accommodate a major mission 
change and expansion resulting from the Army's transformation 
and modularity efforts. The Committee therefore urges the Army 
National Guard to accelerate planning and design for this 
facility with funds previously appropriated for this purpose, 
and to include full funding for this project in the fiscal year 
2009 budget request.
    Readiness Center, The Dalles, Oregon (Mr. Wyden/Mr. 
Smith).--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that $960,000 be made available 
for the design of this facility.
    Readiness Center, Tullahoma, Tennessee (Mr. Alexander/Mr. 
Corker).--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that $264,000 be made available 
for the design of this facility.
    United States Property and Fiscal Office, North Kingston, 
Rhode Island (Mr. Reed).--Of the funds provided for planning 
and design in this account, the Committee directs that $810,000 
be made available for the design of this facility.

               MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, AIR NATIONAL GUARD

    Joint Forces Headquarters, Rapid City, South Dakota (Mr. 
Johnson).--Of the funds provided for unspecified minor 
construction in this account, the Committee directs that 
$900,000 be made available for the construction of this 
facility, for purposes of satisfying the Air National Guard 
portion of this facility.
    Replace Squadron Operations and Relocate Security 
Perimeter, McGhee Tyson Airport, Tennessee (Mr. Alexander/Mr. 
Corker).--Of the funds provided for planning and design in this 
account, the Committee directs that $1,120,000 be made 
available for the design of this facility.

                  MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, ARMY RESERVE

    Army Reserve Center, Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania 
(Mr. Specter/Mr. Casey).--Of the funds provided for planning 
and design in this account, the Committee directs that $675,000 
be made available for the design of this facility.

                MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, AIR FORCE RESERVE

    Visiting Quarters, Phase I, Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station, 
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (Mr. Specter/Mr. Casey).--Of the funds 
provided for planning and design in this account, the Committee 
directs that $828,000 be made available for the design of this 
facility.

                   North Atlantic Treaty Organization


                      SECURITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $204,789,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     201,400,000
Committee recommendation................................     201,400,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] appropriation 
provides for the U.S. cost-share of the NATO Security 
Investment Program for the acquisition and construction of 
military facilities and installations (including international 
military headquarters) and for related expenses for the 
collective defense of the NATO Treaty Area.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $201,400,000 for the North 
Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program [NSIP] 
for fiscal year 2008. This amount is $3,389,000 below the 
fiscal year 2007 enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    Missile Defense.--It is the Committee's understanding that 
U.S. missile defense facilities proposed for Poland and the 
Czech Republic are not designated as NATO facilities and thus 
are not eligible for NSIP funding. Should that status change, 
the Committee directs that no NSIP funds will be obligated or 
expended for missile defense studies or for the planning and 
design or construction of missile defense facilities in Poland 
or the Czech Republic unless the Committees on Appropriations 
of the Senate and the House of Representatives are notified in 
writing 21 days in advance of the obligation of funds and prior 
approval is obtained from the Committees.

                        Family Housing Overview

    The Committee recommends $2,922,483,000 for family housing 
construction, operations and maintenance, and the Department's 
family housing improvement fund. This amount is $1,115,992,000 
below the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2007 and 
$10,000,000 below the fiscal year 2008 budget request.
    Oversight of Privatized Family Housing Projects.--The 
Committee notes that the requirement for family housing 
construction has been declining steadily over the past several 
years as the Department has accelerated its family housing 
privatization program to revitalize military family housing and 
eliminate inadequate units. The significant drop in the 
President's fiscal year 2008 budget request is a good indicator 
of the progress that has been made in reducing the requirement 
for costly family housing construction. While the Committee 
strongly supports the privatization program, it remains 
concerned about the ability of the Services to provide adequate 
oversight. It is imperative that the Services ensure that 
private developers meet their contractual obligations to 
maintain privatized housing communities. To ensure this 
vigilance, the Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to 
submit quarterly reports to the congressional defense 
committees on the maintenance of family housing units and the 
contributions of housing privatization entities to the 
recapitalization accounts for each ongoing family housing 
privatization project. The first such report shall be due no 
later than March 1, 2008.

                   Family Housing Construction, Army

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $579,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     419,400,000
Committee recommendation................................     419,400,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing appropriation for the Army provides for 
expenses of family housing for construction, including 
acquisition, replacement, addition, expansion, extension, and 
alteration. This appropriation provides for the financing of 
all costs for construction, improvements and leasing of all 
Army housing. In addition to quality of life enhancements, the 
program contains initiatives to reduce operating costs and 
conserve energy by upgrading or replacing facilities which can 
be made more efficient through relatively modest investments in 
improvements. The Department of Defense is authorized 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 the Army.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $419,400,000 for family housing 
construction, Army, including construction improvements, in 
fiscal year 2008. This amount is $159,600,000 below the fiscal 
year 2007 enacted level, and equal to the budget request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $54,000,000 for new construction, 
as shown below:

                                                            ARMY FAMILY HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                           Installation                           Project title                   Budget request  recommendation
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Germany.................................  Ansbach/Urlas................  Whole Neighborhood replacement.................          52,000          52,000
Worldwide...............................  Various locations............  Planning & Design..............................           2,000           2,000
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  .............................  ...............................................          54,000          54,000
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                       CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
amounts provided for construction improvements:

                                                             ARMY CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
                                                               [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                        Installation                            Project title                     Budget request  recommendation
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Alaska.................................  Fort Wainwright...........  Family Housing Privatization (1,421 units).........          25,000          25,000
Colorado...............................  Fort Carson...............  Family Housing Privatization (570 units) (Grow the           98,300          98,300
                                                                      Force).
North Carolina.........................  Fort Bragg................  Family Housing Privatization (446 units)(Grow the            59,400          59,400
                                                                      Force).
Oklahoma...............................  Fort Sill.................  Family Housing Privatization (1,415 units).........          30,500          30,500
South Carolina.........................  Fort Jackson..............  Family Housing Privatization (1,162 units).........          43,900          43,900
Texas..................................  Fort Bliss................  Family Housing Privatization (442 units) (Grow the           35,600          35,600
                                                                      Force).
Washington.............................  Fort Lewis................  Family Housing Privatization (520 units) (Grow the           72,700          72,700
                                                                      Force).
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total............................  ..........................  ...................................................         365,400         365,400
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             Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $671,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     742,920,000
Committee recommendation................................     742,920,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for the Army provides for the operation and maintenance of 
family housing. This includes debt payment, leasing, minor 
construction, principal and interest charges, and insurance 
premiums of Army family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $742,920,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Army. This amount is $71,920,000 
above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level, and equal to the 
budget request.

           Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $305,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     298,329,000
Committee recommendation................................     288,329,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing appropriation for the Navy and Marine 
Corps provides for expenses of family housing for construction, 
including acquisition, replacement, addition, expansion, 
extension, and alteration. This appropriation provides for the 
financing of all costs for construction, improvements, and 
leasing of all Navy and Marine Corps housing. In addition to 
quality of life enhancements, the program contains initiatives 
to reduce operating costs and conserve energy by upgrading or 
replacing facilities which can be made more efficient through 
relatively modest investments in improvements. The Department 
of Defense is authorized 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 the Navy and 
Marine Corps.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $288,329,000 for family housing 
construction, Navy and Marine Corps, in fiscal year 2008. This 
amount is $16,671,000 below the fiscal year 2007 enacted level 
and $10,000,000 below the budget request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $50,339,000 for new construction, 
as shown below:

                                NAVY AND MARINE CORPS FAMILY HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Committee
             Location                    Installation          Project title      Budget request  recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guam..............................  Guam.................  Replace Old Apra, PH           57,167          47,167
                                                            II.
Worldwide.........................  Various locations....  Planning & Design....           3,172           3,172
                                                                                 -------------------------------
      Total.......................  .....................  .....................          60,339          50,339
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                       CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
amounts provided for construction improvements:

                                                     NAVY AND MARINE CORPS CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                           Installation                           Project title                   Budget request  recommendation
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California..............................  Camp Pendleton...............  Privatization (151 units)......................          25,175          25,175
California..............................  Camp Pendleton...............  Privatization (150 units) (Grow the Force).....          25,000          25,000
California..............................  Twentynine Palms.............  Privatization (279 units) (Grow the Force).....          50,000          50,000
North Carolina..........................  Camp Lejeune.................  Privatization (451 units)......................          87,951          87,951
Guam....................................  Guam.........................  Whole House Improvements (33 units)............           9,475           9,475
Guam....................................  Guam.........................  Repairs and Improvements.......................             242             242
Japan...................................  Atsugi.......................  Revitalization (72 units)......................          13,563          13,563
Japan...................................  Iwakuni......................  Revitalization (96 units)......................          12,321          12,321
Japan...................................  Sasebo.......................  Revitalization (21 units)......................           3,808           3,808
Korea...................................  Chinhae......................  Revitalization (50 units)......................           8,971           8,971
Spain...................................  Rota.........................  Conversion (28 duplexes into 14 homes).........           1,484           1,484
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  .............................  ...............................................         237,990         237,990
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    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine Corps

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $505,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     371,404,000
Committee recommendation................................     371,404,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for the Navy and Marine Corps provides for the operation and 
maintenance of family housing. This includes debt payment, 
leasing, minor construction, principal and interest charges, 
and insurance premiums of Navy and Marine Corps family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $371,404,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Navy and Marine Corps, in fiscal 
year 2008. This amount is $133,596,000 below the fiscal year 
2007 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                 Family Housing Construction, Air Force

Appropriations, 2007 (including rescissions)............  $1,150,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     362,747,000
Committee recommendation................................     362,747,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing appropriation for the Air Force provides 
for expenses of family housing for construction, including 
acquisition, replacement, addition, expansion, extension, and 
alteration. This appropriation provides for the financing of 
all costs for construction, improvements and leasing of all Air 
Force housing. In addition to quality of life enhancements, the 
program contains initiatives to reduce operating costs and 
conserve energy by upgrading or replacing facilities which can 
be made more efficient through relatively modest investments in 
improvements. The Department of Defense is authorized 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 the Air Force.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $362,747,000 for family housing 
construction, Air Force, in fiscal year 2008. This amount is 
$787,253,000 below the fiscal year 2007 enacted level, 
including rescissions, and equal to the budget request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $68,485,000 for new construction, 
as shown below:

                                                          AIR FORCE FAMILY HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                            Installation                            Project title                 Budget request  recommendation
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Germany.................................  Ramstein AB.....................  Replace Family Housing (117 units)..........          56,275          56,275
Worldwide...............................  Various locations...............  Planning & Design...........................          12,210          12,210
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  ................................  ............................................          68,485          68,485
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                       CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
amounts provided for construction improvements:

                                                           AIR FORCE CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                            Installation                            Project title                 Budget request  recommendation
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Australia...............................  Exmouth Family Housing Annex....  Improve Family Housing (12 units)...........           3,612           3,612
Germany.................................  Ramstein AB.....................  Improve Family Housing (20 units)...........           4,675           4,675
Japan...................................  Kadena AB, Okinawa..............  Improve Family Housing (741 units)..........         142,880         142,880
Japan...................................  Kadena AB, Okinawa..............  Install Government Furnished Materials (248            1,118           1,118
                                                                             units).
Japan...................................  Kadena AB, Okinawa..............  Install Air Conditioning System.............             916             916
Japan...................................  Misawa AB.......................  Improve Family Housing (256 units)..........          42,345          42,345
Japan...................................  Yokota AB.......................  Improve Family Housing (190 units)..........          44,907          44,907
Turkey..................................  Incirlick AB....................  Improve Family Housing (515 units)..........          41,272          41,272
United Kingdom..........................  RAF Bicester....................  Improve Family Housing (36 units)...........          12,486          12,486
United Kingdom..........................  RAF Menwith Hill................  Improve Family Housing (1 unit).............              51              51
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  ................................  ............................................         294,262         294,262
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          Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $750,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     688,335,000
Committee recommendation................................     688,335,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for the Air Force provides for the operation and maintenance of 
family housing. This includes debt payment, leasing, minor 
construction, principal and interest charges, and insurance 
premiums of Air Force family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $688,335,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Air Force, in fiscal year 2008. This 
amount is $61,665,000 below the fiscal year 2007 enacted level 
and equal to the budget request.

               Family Housing Construction, Defense-Wide

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $9,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................................
Committee recommendation................................................

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing appropriation for Defense-Wide provides 
for expenses of family housing for construction, including 
acquisition, replacement, addition, expansion, extension, and 
alteration. This appropriation provides for the financing of 
all costs for construction, improvements and leasing of housing 
Defense-Wide. In addition to quality of life enhancements, the 
program contains initiatives to reduce operating costs and 
conserve energy by upgrading or replacing facilities which can 
be made more efficient through relatively modest investments in 
improvements. The Department of Defense is authorized 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 Defense-Wide.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for family housing 
construction, Defense-Wide, in fiscal year 2008 as requested by 
the President.

         Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $49,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      48,848,000
Committee recommendation................................      48,848,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for Defense-Wide provides for the operation and maintenance of 
family housing. This includes debt payment, leasing, minor 
construction, principal and interest charges, and insurance 
premiums of Defense family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $48,848,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Defense-Wide. This amount is 
$152,000 below the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and equal to 
the budget request.

                    Family Housing Improvement Fund

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $2,475,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         500,000
Committee recommendation................................         500,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing improvement appropriation provides for 
the Department of Defense to undertake housing initiatives and 
to provide an alternative means of acquiring and improving 
military family housing and supporting facilities. This account 
provides seed money for housing privatization initiatives.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $500,000 for the Family Housing 
Improvement Fund. This amount is $1,975,000 below the fiscal 
year 2007 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

          Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $131,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      86,176,000
Committee recommendation................................     104,176,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides funding for design and construction 
of full-scale chemical disposal facilities and associated 
projects to upgrade installation support facilities and 
infrastructure required to support the Chemical 
Demilitarization Program. This account was established starting 
in fiscal year 2005 to comply with section 141(b) of the fiscal 
year 2003 National Defense Authorization Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $104,176,000 for chemical 
demilitarization construction projects, an increase of 
$18,000,000 over the President's budget request.

                       Base Closure Account 1990

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $252,279,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     220,689,000
Committee recommendation................................     320,689,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The base closure appropriation (1990) provides for clean up 
and disposal of property consistent with the four closure 
rounds required by the base closure Acts of 1988 and 1990.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $320,689,000 for the 
Base Closure Account 1990. This is $68,410,000 above the fiscal 
year 2007 enacted level and $100,000,000 above the President's 
budget request. The Committee notes that the Department of the 
Navy requested no funds for BRAC environmental cleanup, and is 
instead continuing to rely solely on revenue from BRAC land 
sales to finance its prior BRAC environmental cleanup effort. 
For fiscal year 2008, the Navy anticipates land sale revenues 
of $178,800,000. The Committee commends the Navy for its 
innovative approach to funding its BRAC environmental cleanup 
program, but is concerned that revenues from Navy BRAC land 
sales are declining as the inventory of property available for 
disposal is reduced. This is particularly troubling at a time 
when the Navy's cost to complete its prior BRAC cleanup program 
has increased by $725,000,000 over the past year due to 
additional remediation requirements at several installations.
    According to the most recent estimate from the Government 
Accountability Office, the projected cost to complete the 
environmental cleanup from previous BRAC rounds is in excess of 
$3,000,000,000. Of that amount, the Navy alone estimates a cost 
to complete of $1,168,000,000. Environmental contamination at 
closed military installations constrains the reuse of these 
properties and imposes a burden on the Department and on the 
affected communities. The Committee believes strongly that 
environmental cleanup from previous BRAC rounds must remain a 
priority for the Department and for the Nation, and should be 
completed as expeditiously as possible. The Committee is 
particularly concerned that resources allotted to the cleanup 
of bases closed under previous rounds should not be diminished 
in the face of the major investment required to execute the 
BRAC 2005 round.
    The Committee understands that the Services have the 
ability to execute additional BRAC environmental cleanup 
activities beyond those provided for in the fiscal year 2008 
budget request. The Committee therefore recommends an increase 
of $100,000,000 above the President's budget request for the 
BRAC 1990 account, of which $30,000,000 shall be for the Army, 
$50,000,000 for the Navy, and $20,000,000 for the Air Force.

            BASE CLOSURE ACCOUNT 1990 ENVIRONMENTAL OVERVIEW

    From fiscal year 1990 through fiscal year 2007, a total of 
$23,710,833,000 has been appropriated for the environmental 
clean up of military installations closed or realigned under 
prior BRAC rounds. The total amount appropriated for BRAC 1990, 
combined with the Committee recommendation for fiscal year 
2008, is $24,031,522,000.
    In appropriating these funds, the Committee continues to 
provide the Department with broad flexibility to allocate funds 
by Service, function, and installation. The following table 
displays the total amount appropriated for each round of base 
closure, including amounts recommended for fiscal year 2008 for 
BRAC 1990.

                                   BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE ACCOUNT, 1990
                           [Total funding, fiscal year 1990 through fiscal year 2008]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                      Fiscal year
                                                        --------------------------------------
                                          1990-2006                          2008  Committee         Total
                                                           2007  enacted      recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Part I..............................     $2,684,577,000            ( \1\ )            ( \1\ )     $2,684,577,000
Part II.............................      4,915,636,000            ( \1\ )            ( \1\ )      4,915,636,000
Part III............................      7,269,267,000            ( \1\ )            ( \1\ )      7,269,267,000
Part IV.............................      8,589,074,000       $252,279,000       $320,689,000      9,162,042,000
                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.........................     23,458,554,000        252,279,000        320,689,000     24,031,522,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Not Applicable.

                       Base Closure Account 2005

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................  $2,489,421,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   8,174,315,000
Committee recommendation................................   8,174,315,000

\1\ Excluding $3,136,802,000 in emergency supplemental funding in Public 
Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The base realignment and closure appropriation for 2005 
provides for clean up and disposal of property consistent with 
the 2005 closure round required by the Defense Base Closure and 
Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. section 2687 note).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $8,174,315,000 for the 
Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005. This amount is 
$5,684,894,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level, 
excluding emergency supplemental funding, and equal to the 
budget request.
    The following chart details projects to be carried out 
using BRAC 2005 funding. Given the magnitude of this effort, 
and the number and scope of military construction projects 
associated with it, the Committee is concerned that the 
projected construction cost of individual projects planned 
under the BRAC 2005 program may escalate from the original 
estimate due to market conditions and other variables. The 
Committee therefore directs that any above-threshold cost or 
scope variation, any cancellation of projects, or any transfer 
of funds among construction projects associated with the BRAC 
2005 projects identified in the table following this narrative 
be subject to the standard reprogramming and notification 
requirements that apply to the regular military construction 
appropriation.
    Enhanced Use Leasing.--In an effort to accomplish the 
objectives of the BRAC 2005 round in as timely and cost-
efficient manner as possible, the Committee urges the 
Department to fully explore private sector funding options that 
could augment funding provided through the military 
construction program. In particular, the Committee recommends 
that the Army, which is tasked under BRAC with the significant 
expansion of a number of its major installations, should 
consider the services and funding capabilities of the private 
sector by leveraging Enhanced Use Lease opportunities to 
expedite the development of new facilities at these 
installations.

                                                                                       BRAC 2005 PROJECTS
                                                                                    [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                 Commission
             State                            Service                               Location                   recommendation                        Project                       Dollar amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska.........................  Air Force........................  Elmendorf AFB..........................  80,110...........  Aircraft Maintenance Complex....................          11,400
                                                                                                             80,110...........  Ops and Med Training............................          12,200
                                                                                                             80,110...........  Composite Support Complex.......................           9,600
Alabama........................  Army.............................  Montgomery.............................  11...............  Joint Forces Headquarters Building..............          36,100
                                                                    Redstone Arsenal.......................  148..............  Army Materiel Command & United States Army                30,000
                                                                                                                                 Security Assistance Command Headquarters Incr 1.
                                 Missile Defense Agency...........  Redstone Arsenal.......................  134..............  Construct Von Braun Complex.....................          73,600
Arkansas.......................  Army.............................  Arkadelphia............................  13...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          12,200
                                                                    Fort Chaffee...........................  13...............  Joint Forces Vehicle Maintenance Facility.......          31,300
                                 Air Force........................  Little Rock AFB........................  92, 93, 103......  Aerospace Ground Equipment/Engine Facility......           2,800
California.....................  Army.............................  Bell...................................  73...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center, Incr 2.............          22,100
                                 Navy.............................  China Lake.............................  184..............  Fuse Test Facility..............................           9,476
                                                                                                             184..............  Hardware In the Loop Facility...................          13,890
                                                                                                             188..............  Fixed Wing Transfer Facility/AF.................           8,600
                                                                    NS San Diego...........................  71...............  Renovate Commander, Mine Warfare Command,                 19,558
                                                                                                                                 Headquarters.
                                                                                                             71...............  Child Development Center........................           7,079
                                                                                                             71...............  Upgrade Magnetic Silencing Facility for MCMs....           6,000
                                                                    Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.......  71...............  Mobile Mine Assembly Unit 15 Collocation to                5,150
                                                                                                                                 Building 78.
Colorado.......................  Army.............................  Fort Carson............................  6................  Hospital Addition...............................          27,000
                                                                                                             6................  Troop Health Clinic.............................          54,000
                                                                                                             6................  Brigade Combat Team Complex, Incr 3.............          90,000
                                                                                                             6................  Division Headquarters Complex, Incr 2...........          20,000
                                                                                                             6................  Vehicle Maintenance Facility....................          13,200
                                 Air Force........................  Buckley AFB............................  91,143B..........  Utility Infrastructure Construction.............          10,080
                                 Counterintelligence Field          Peterson AFB...........................  131..............  CIFA West Office Building.......................           2,363
                                  Activity.
Florida........................  Army.............................  Eglin Air Force Base...................  4................  Indoor Firing Range.............................           4,850
                                                                                                             4................  Live Fire Exercise Shoothouse...................           3,300
                                                                                                             4................  Live Fire Exercise Breach Facility..............           3,750
                                                                                                             4................  Shotgun Assault Course..........................           3,000
                                                                                                             4................  Grenade Launcher Range..........................           1,050
                                                                                                             4................  Hand Grenade Qualification Course...............           1,000
                                                                                                             4................  Urban Assault Course............................           1,500
                                 Navy.............................  Jacksonville...........................  65...............  Hangar/Parking Apron............................          19,761
                                 Air Force........................  MacDill AFB............................  104..............  Air Force Reserve Civil Engineering and Disaster           3,500
                                                                                                                                 Prep Training.
                                                                                                             104..............  Air Force Reserve Fire Fighting Administration/            1,150
                                                                                                                                 Train-  ing.
                                                                                                             104..............  Air Force Reserve Aeromedical Strategy and                 3,150
                                                                                                                                 Tactics Analysis Group Squadron Training.
                                                                                                             104..............  Air Force Reserve Communications Squadron                    940
                                                                                                                                 Trainng.
                                                                                                             104..............  Air Force Reserve Add Services Flight Training..             840
                                                                                                             104..............  Air Force Reserve Security Forces Squadron                 2,200
                                                                                                                                 Training.
                                                                    Homestead Air Reserve Base.............  113, 115.........  Armed Forces Reserve Center Add Avionics and               2,150
                                                                                                                                 Electronic Countermeasures Shop.
                                                                    Eglin AFB..............................  125..............  Joint Strike Fighter Academic Simulator Facility          26,000
                                                                                                             125..............  USMC Hangar.....................................          16,800
                                                                    Naval Air Station Pensacola............  128..............  Air Force Combat Systems Officer Training Hangar          36,500
                                                                                                             128..............  Combat Systems Officer Training Facility........          13,000
Georgia........................  Army.............................  Fort Benning...........................  9................  Troop Health Clinic--Winder, Sand Hill..........           5,100
                                                                                                             9................  Troop Health Clinic--Harmony Church.............          16,000
                                                                                                             9................  Troop Dental Clinic--Solomon, Sand Hill.........           3,550
                                                                                                             9................  Modified Record Fire Range 2....................           4,500
                                                                                                             9................  Modified Record Fire Range 1....................           4,500
                                                                                                             9................  Vehicle Maintenance Facility....................          23,000
                                                                                                             9................  General Instruction Complex 1...................          24,000
                                                                                                             9................  Training Aid Support Center Conversion..........           3,800
                                                                                                             9................  Infrastructure Support Incr 1...................          74,000
                                                                                                             9................  Training Support Brigade Complex Incr 2.........          73,000
                                 Navy.............................  Fort Gillem............................  62...............  RIA-14 Facility.................................           3,764
                                 Air Force........................  Moody AFB..............................  79, 103..........  Dormitory, 120-PN...............................          14,000
                                                                    Robins AFB.............................  87...............  Relocate 202 Environmental Impact Study                    1,700
                                                                                                                                 Operations.
Hawaii.........................  Army.............................  Keauhaha...............................  18...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          49,200
Iowa...........................  Army.............................  Iowa Army Ammunition Plant.............  162..............  Industrial Waste Treatment Plant................           3,000
Illinois.......................  Army.............................  Lake County............................  19...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          25,000
                                                                    Mt Vernon Armory.......................  19...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          26,400
                                                                    Rock Island Arsenal....................  151..............  Metal Parts Production Addition/Alteration......          10,600
                                 Air Force........................  Scott AFB..............................  142..............  Headquarters US Transportation Command                    83,800
                                                                                                                                 Facilities.
Indiana........................  Army.............................  Lafayette..............................  20...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          28,605
Kansas.........................  Army.............................  Fort Riley.............................  10...............  Combat Aviation Brigade Complex Incr 2..........         109,000
Kentucky.......................  Army.............................  Fort Knox..............................  9................  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building, Phase 1...          12,000
                                                                                                             143..............  Human Resources Command Complex, Ph 2 Incr 1....          55,000
Louisiana......................  Army.............................  Baton Rouge............................  23...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          40,666
                                                                                                             73...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center.....................           8,000
                                 Navy.............................  Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base     64...............  Flag Housing....................................           1,527
                                                                     New Orleans.
                                                                                                             64...............  Library.........................................           3,377
                                                                                                             64...............  Recreation Center...............................           2,186
                                                                                                             64...............  General Administrative Building.................           9,158
                                                                                                             64...............  Veterinary Facility.............................             806
                                 Air Force........................  Naval Air Station, New Orleans Joint     108..............  Relocate 214 Environmental Impact Study                    1,200
                                                                     Reserve Base.                                               Operations.
Massachusetts..................  Air Force........................  Barnes Manpower Personnel Training, Air  94...............  Add To Munitions Storage........................           5,000
                                                                     Guard Squadron.
                                                                                                             94...............  Alert Complex...................................          16,500
Maryland.......................  Army.............................  Aberdeen Proving Ground................  5................  Command, Control, Computers, Communications,             141,000
                                                                                                                                 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
                                                                                                                                 (C4ISR) Facilities Ph 3 Incr 1.
                                                                                                             5................  Command, Control, Computers, Communications,             104,000
                                                                                                                                 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
                                                                                                                                 (C4ISR) (I2WD) Facilities Ph 2.
                                                                                                             169..............  Medical Research Lab, Chem Bio Defense..........          27,000
                                                                                                             187..............  Army Research Lab...............................           2,900
                                 Navy.............................  Indian Head............................  184..............  Explosives Development Facility.................          28,789
                                 Air Force........................  Andrews AFB............................  129..............  Headquarters & Readiness Center (Increment 1)...          28,000
                                 Defense Information Systems        Fort Meade.............................  140..............  Construct DISA Building.........................         151,994
                                  Agency.
                                 National Security Agency.........  Fort Meade.............................  130..............  Construct Adjudication Facility.................              94
                                 TRICARE Management Activity......  Walter Reed National Military Medical    169..............  Medical Center Addition/Alteration Incr 1.......         214,800
                                                                     Center, Bethesda.
Maine..........................  Navy.............................  Kittery................................  65...............  Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE)           12,740
                                                                                                                                 School and Addition to Building B315.
                                                                    Brunswick..............................  65...............  Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27                     9,295
                                                                                                                                 Facilities.
Michigan.......................  Air Force........................  Selfridge Air National Guard Base......  95...............  Add to Fuel/Corrosion Control...................           1,050
Minnesota......................  Army.............................  Faribault Army National Guard..........  27...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          16,000
Missouri.......................  Army.............................  Jefferson Barracks.....................  28...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          27,100
Montana........................  Army.............................  Missoula Armory........................  29...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          19,200
                                 Air Force........................  Great Falls International Airport, Air   94...............  Upgrade Munitions Storage.......................           3,300
                                                                     Guard Station.
North Carolina.................  Army.............................  Fort Bragg.............................  4................  Troop Medical Clinic............................          16,500
                                 Air Force........................  Pope AFB...............................  103..............  Reconfigure Base Supply Building 560............             796
                                                                                                             103..............  Reconfigure Wing Headquarters Building 753......             778
                                                                    Seymour Johnson AFB....................  104, 119.........  Fitness Center Addition B4210...................           1,600
                                                                                                             104, 119.........  Recreation Center Addition Bldg 3728............             820
                                                                                                             104, 119.........  Construct Flightline Kitchen Facility...........             960
North Dakota...................  Air Force........................  Grand Forks AFB........................  104..............  Convert Hangar for UAV Corrosion Control........           1,280
New Jersey.....................  Navy.............................  McGuire AFB............................  68...............  Construct Helicopter Hangars & Marine Aircraft            37,809
                                                                                                                                 Group Headquarters.
                                                                                                             68...............  Joint Use Reserve Training Center...............          20,580
                                                                                                             68...............  Navy VR Fleet Logistics Operations Facility.....          27,558
New Mexico.....................  Air Force........................  Kirtland AFB...........................  187..............  Space Vehicle Facility..........................          42,700
New York.......................  Army.............................  Farmingdale............................  34...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building, Incr 1....          65,000
                                                                    Niagara Falls..........................  34...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          27,000
                                                                    Fort Hamilton..........................  53...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          64,000
Ohio...........................  Army.............................  Columbus...............................  37...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          29,000
                                                                    Springfield............................  37...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          25,500
                                 Navy.............................  Wright-Patterson AFB...................  174..............  Aero Medical Research Laboratory................          13,600
                                 Air Force........................  Wright-Patterson AFB...................  170, 188A........  Alter Acquisition Management Facility (Human              15,000
                                                                                                                                 Systems Group/YA & Fixed Wing).
                                                                                                             170..............  Alter Materials Laboratory (Human Systems Group/           6,200
                                                                                                                                 YA Labs).
                                                                                                             170..............  Radiation Calibration Factiliy..................           4,600
                                                                                                             170..............  Air Force Institute for Operational Health                54,000
                                                                                                                                 Facility.
                                                                                                             170..............  Air Force Research Labratory/Human Effectiveness          32,000
                                                                                                                                 (Brooks).
                                                                                                             170..............  U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine                18,500
                                                                                                                                 Consult Service.
                                                                                                             170..............  U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine                51,000
                                                                                                                                 (Increment 1).
                                                                                                             170, 187, 188A...  Dining Facility.................................             980
                                                                                                             187..............  Air Force Research Labratory/Human Effectiveness          34,000
                                                                                                                                 (MESA).
Oklahoma.......................  Army.............................  Fort Sill..............................  x................  Air Defense Artillery Brigade Complex, Incr 1...          89,000
                                                                                                             38...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          34,000
                                                                    McAlester..............................  38...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          16,000
                                                                    Norman.................................  38...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          43,200
                                                                    Vance AFB..............................  38...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          15,000
                                                                    West Oklahoma City.....................  38...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          41,000
                                                                    Fort Sill..............................  126..............  Training Aids Support Center....................           6,000
                                                                                                             126..............  Air Defense Artillery School Complex Incr 2.....          87,000
                                 Air Force........................  Tinker AFB.............................  108..............  Air Force Reserve Squadron Operations/Life                 6,900
                                                                                                                                 Support.
                                 Defense Logistics Agency.........  Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma      177..............  Construct General Purpose Warehouse.............          22,000
                                                                     City (DDOO).
Pennsylvania...................  Army.............................  Letterkenny Army Depot.................  7................  Guided Missle Launcher Equipment Shop, Depot....          11,600
                                                                    AFRC Bristol...........................  40...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          25,000
                                                                    AFRC Scranton..........................  40...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          32,000
                                                                    Tobyhanna Army Depot...................  57...............  Radar Test Range................................           2,450
                                 Navy.............................  Lehigh Valley..........................  73...............  Navy Marine Corps Reserve Center (NMCRC) Reading           8,600
                                                                                                                                 to NMCRC Lehigh Valley.
                                 Defense Logistics Agency.........  Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna   177..............  Construct General Purpose Warehouse.............          38,350
                                                                     (DDSP).
South Carolina.................  Army.............................  Fort Jackson...........................  50...............  Drill Sergeant School...........................          24,000
                                                                                                             124..............  Joint Religous Education & Training Center......          11,600
                                 Navy.............................  Goose Creek............................  71...............  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU-            1,580
                                                                                                                                 6) Detachment Boat Shops.
                                 Air Force........................  Shaw AFB...............................  3A...............  Base Operational Support Project for                      25,000
                                                                                                                                 Headquarters 3rd Army.
Texas..........................  Army.............................  Fort Bliss.............................  x................  Combined Arms Collective Training Facility......          18,500
                                                                                                             10...............  Brigade Combat Team Complex #3 Incr 1...........         103,000
                                                                                                             10...............  Digital Multipurpose Training Range.............          15,000
                                                                                                             10...............  Urban Assault Course............................           2,300
                                                                                                             10...............  Convoy Live Fire Training Range.................           3,200
                                                                                                             10...............  Infantry Squad Battle Course....................           2,400
                                                                                                             10...............  Troop Health Clinic.............................          42,000
                                                                                                             10...............  Physical Fitness Facility.......................          22,000
                                                                                                             10...............  Youth Center Expansion..........................           2,000
                                                                                                             10...............  Information System Processing Center............           6,100
                                                                                                             10...............  Infrastructure Support Ph 2.....................          55,000
                                                                                                             10...............  Combat Aviation Brigade Complex Incr 2..........          90,000
                                                                                                             10...............  Close Combat Tactical Trainer Facility..........           6,100
                                                                                                             10...............  Brigade Combat Team Complex #2 Incr 2...........          70,000
                                                                    East Houston...........................  44...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          36,000
                                                                    Fort Bliss.............................  44...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          49,900
                                                                    Northwest Houston......................  44...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          31,900
                                                                    Fort Sam Houston.......................  174..............  Battlefield Health & Trauma, Incr 2.............          53,000
                                 Navy.............................  Fort Sam Houston.......................  174..............  Battlefield Health Trauma Bio-Med Lab...........           7,473
                                 Air Force........................  Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint       113..............  Air Force Reserve Munitions Igloos..............           1,250
                                                                     Reserve Base.
                                                                    Randolph AFB...........................  137C.............  Civilian Personnel Office Administration Center           10,900
                                                                                                                                 Facil-  ity.
                                                                    Lackland AFB...........................  147, 170.........  Headquarters Admin Center (Air Force Center for           37,000
                                                                                                                                 Environmental Excellence & Air Force Real
                                                                                                                                 Property Agency & Air Force Wide Support
                                                                                                                                 Element).
                                                                    Fort Sam Houston.......................  172..............  Medical Training Facilities (Increment 1).......          96,400
                                                                                                             172..............  Medical Education & Training--Dining Facilities.          38,000
                                                                                                             172..............  Medical Education and Training Center Student             46,500
                                                                                                                                 Dorm #1 (Increment 1).
                                                                                                             172..............  Medical Education and Training Center Student             47,000
                                                                                                                                 Dorm #2 (Increment 1).
                                 TRICARE Management Activity......  Fort Sam Houston.......................  172..............  Addition/Alteration for San Antonio Military             156,035
                                                                                                                                 Medical Center (SAMMC) North Incr 1.
                                                                    Fort Sam Houston.......................  172..............  Health Clinic...................................          43,100
Virginia.......................  Army.............................  Fort Lee...............................  121..............  Combat Service Support School Ph 1 Incr 2.......         212,000
                                                                                                             121..............  Combat Service Support School Ph 2 Incr 1.......         173,000
                                                                                                             122..............  Joint Center for Consolidated Transportation....          13,400
                                                                    Fort Belvoir...........................  169..............  Infrastructure Support Incr 1...................          20,000
                                 Navy.............................  Quantico...............................  131..............  Investigative Agency Facilities.................         143,132
                                                                    NSY Norfolk............................  164..............  Ship Maintenance Engineering Facility                     19,362
                                                                                                                                 Modification.
                                                                                                             166..............  Engineering Management Facility Conversion......           9,506
                                                                    Dahlgren...............................  184..............  Research, Development, and Acquisition--Test and          28,930
                                                                                                                                 Evaluation Consolidated Facility.
                                 Defense Commissary Agency........  Fort Lee...............................  139..............  Facility for Consolidation......................          23,389
                                 Defense Intelligence Agency......  Rivanna Station, Charlottesville.......  167..............  Joint Use Intelligence Facility--Phase 1........          41,000
                                 Missile Defense Agency...........  Fort Belvoir...........................  134..............  Construct Headquarters Command Center...........          25,100
                                 National Geospatial-Intelligence   Fort Belvoir...........................  168..............  Construct NGA Building..........................         428,879
                                  Agency.
                                 TRICARE Management Activity......  Fort Belvoir...........................  169..............  Hospital 1st Increment..........................         219,400
                                 Washington Headquarters Serv-      Fort Belvoir...........................  133..............  Office Complex, Increment 1.....................         321,546
                                  ices.
Vermont........................  Army.............................  Rutland................................  45...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          23,000
Washington.....................  Army.............................  Yakima.................................  46...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          20,000
                                 Navy.............................  Bremerton..............................  166..............  Ship Maintenance Engineering Consolidation......             130
                                                                    Fort Lewis.............................  76...............  Relocate Navy Cargo Handling Facilities                    7,333
                                                                                                                                 Battalion 5.
Wyoming........................  Army.............................  Joint Forces Hqtrs. Cheyenne...........  49...............  Armed Forces Reserve Center Building............          32,500
                                 Air Force........................  Cheyenne MAP AGS.......................  106..............  Squadron Operations Addition....................           3,200
Various Locations..............  Army.............................  Various Locations......................  .................  Planning and Design.............................         183,900
District of Columbia...........  Navy.............................  Washington.............................  .................  Planning and Design.............................          20,127
                                 Air Force........................  Various Locations......................  .................  MILCON Planning and Design......................          25,487
                                                                                                                                                                                 ---------------
      Total Milcon and  P&D....;  .................................  .......................................  .................  ................................................       6,419,758
                                                                                                                                                                                 ===============
Various Locations..............  Army.............................  Various................................  .................  Environmental...................................          86,756
                                 Navy.............................  Various................................  .................  Environmental...................................          16,953
                                 Air Force........................  Various................................  .................  Environmental...................................           8,696
                                 Defense Wide.....................  Various................................  .................  Environmental...................................  ..............
                                                                                                                                                                                 ---------------
      Total Environmental......  .................................  .......................................  .................  ................................................         112,405
                                                                                                                                                                                 ===============
Various Locations..............  Army.............................  Various................................  .................  Operations and Maintenance......................         442,967
                                 Navy.............................  Various................................  .................  Operations and Maintenance......................         205,656
                                 Air Force........................  Various................................  .................  Operations and Maintenance......................         222,601
                                 Defense Wide.....................  Various................................  .................  Operations and Maintenance......................         317,492
                                                                                                                                                                                 ---------------
      Total Operations and       .................................  .......................................  .................  ................................................       1,188,716
       Maintenance.
                                                                                                                                                                                 ===============
Various Locations..............  Army.............................  Various................................  .................  Military Personnel Moves........................  ..............
                                 Navy.............................  Various................................  .................  Military Personnel Moves........................           2,499
                                 Air Force........................  Various................................  .................  Military Personnel Moves........................          12,256
                                 Defense Wide.....................  Various................................  .................  Military Personnel Moves........................  ..............
                                                                                                                                                                                 ---------------
      Total MilPers PCS........  .................................  .......................................  .................  ................................................          14,755
                                                                                                                                                                                 ===============
Various Locations..............  Army.............................  Various................................  .................  Other...........................................         244,502
                                 Navy.............................  Various................................  .................  Other...........................................           1,711
                                 Air Force........................  Various................................  .................  Other...........................................          30,548
                                 Defense Wide.....................  Various................................  .................  Other...........................................         161,920
                                                                                                                                                                                 ---------------
      Total Other..............  .................................  .......................................  .................  ................................................         438,681
                                                                                                                                                                                 ===============
      Total BRAC 2005 fiscal     .................................  .......................................  .................  ................................................       8,174,315
       year 2008 All Categories.
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                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 101. The Committee includes a provision that restricts 
payments under a cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract for work, 
except in cases of contracts for environmental restoration at 
base closure sites.
    Sec. 102. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
use of funds for hire of passenger motor vehicles.
    Sec. 103. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
use of funds for defense access roads.
    Sec. 104. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
construction of new bases inside the continental United States 
for which specific appropriations have not been made.
    Sec. 105. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
the use of funds for purchase of land or land easements.
    Sec. 106. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the use of funds to acquire land, prepare a site, or install 
utilities for any family housing except housing for which funds 
have been made available.
    Sec. 107. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
the use of minor construction funds to transfer or relocate 
activities among installations.
    Sec. 108. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the procurement of steel unless American producers, 
fabricators, and manufacturers have been allowed to compete.
    Sec. 109. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
payments of real property taxes in foreign nations.
    Sec. 110. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
construction of new bases overseas without prior notification.
    Sec. 111. The Committee includes a provision that 
establishes a threshold for American preference of $500,000 
relating to architect and engineering services if a host 
country has not increased defense spending by at least 3 
percent in calendar year 2005.
    Sec. 112. The Committee includes a provision that 
establishes 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 Sea.
    Sec. 113. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
notification of military exercises involving construction in 
excess of $750,000.
    Sec. 114. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
obligations during the last 2 months of the fiscal year.
    Sec. 115. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
funds appropriated in prior years to be available for 
construction authorized during the current session of Congress.
    Sec. 116. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
the use of expired or lapsed funds to pay the cost of 
supervision for any project being completed with lapsed funds.
    Sec. 117. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
obligation of funds from more than 1 fiscal year to execute a 
construction project, provided that the total obligation for 
such project is consistent with the total amount appropriated 
for the project.
    Sec. 118. The Committee includes a provision that directs 
the Department to report annually on actions taken to encourage 
other nations to assume a greater share of the common defense 
burden.
    Sec. 119. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
transfer of proceeds from earlier base closure accounts to the 
continuing base closure account (1990, parts I-IV).
    Sec. 120. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
the transfer of funds from Family Housing Construction accounts 
to the DOD Family Housing Improvement Fund and from Military 
Construction accounts to the DOD Military Unaccompanied Housing 
Improvement Fund.
    Sec. 121. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
the Secretary of Defense to notify the congressional defense 
committees of all family housing privatization solicitations 
and agreements which contain any clause providing consideration 
for base realignment and closure, force reductions and extended 
deployments.
    Sec. 122. The Committee includes a provision that provides 
transfer authority to the Homeowners Assistance Program.
    Sec. 123. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
that all acts making appropriations for military construction 
be the sole funding source of all operation and maintenance for 
family housing, including flag and general officer quarters, 
and limits the repair on flag and general officer quarters to 
$35,000 per year without prior notification to the 
congressional defense committees.
    Sec. 124. The Committee includes a provision that provides 
authority to expend funds from the ``Ford Island Improvement'' 
account.
    Sec. 125. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the expenditure of funds at installations or for projects no 
longer necessary as a result of BRAC 2005.
    Sec. 126. The Committee includes a provision that specifies 
notification and reprogramming requirements for ``Grow the 
Force'' projects.

                                TITLE II

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                       Items of Special Interest

                                HEARINGS

    The subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans 
Affairs held one hearing related to the fiscal year 2008 
Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] budget request on April 12, 
2007. The subcommittee heard testimony from the Honorable R. 
James Nicholson, Secretary of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, concerning the VA's budget request for fiscal year 
2008.

                  SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $87,501,280,000 for the Department 
of Veterans Affairs, including $44,487,250,000 in mandatory 
spending and $43,014,030,000 in discretionary spending. The 
amount provided for discretionary activities represents an 
increase of $6,534,846,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted 
level, excluding emergency supplemental funding, and an 
increase of $3,597,529,000 above the budget request.

                          DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

    The Veterans Administration was established as an 
independent agency by Executive Order 5398 of July 21, 1930, in 
accordance with the Act of July 3, 1930 (46 Stat. 1016). This 
act authorized the President to consolidate and coordinate 
Federal agencies especially created for or concerned with the 
administration of laws providing benefits to veterans, 
including the Veterans' Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions, and the 
National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. On March 15, 
1989, the Veterans Administration was elevated to Cabinet-level 
status as the Department of Veterans Affairs [VA].
    The VA's mission is to serve America's veterans and their 
families as their principal advocate in ensuring they receive 
the care, support, and recognition they have earned in service 
to the Nation. On September 30, 2006, there were an estimated 
24 million living veterans, with 23.9 million of them residing 
in the United States and Puerto Rico. There were an estimated 
36.6 million dependents (spouses and dependent children) of 
living veterans in the United States and Puerto Rico. There 
were over 538,000 survivors of deceased veterans receiving VA 
survivor benefits in the United States and Puerto Rico. Thus, 
more than 61 million people, or 20 percent of the total 
estimated resident population of the United States and Puerto 
Rico were recipients, or potential recipients of veterans' 
benefits from the Federal Government. The VA's operating units 
include the Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health 
Administration, National Cemetery Administration, and staff 
support offices.
    The Veterans Benefits Administration [VBA] provides an 
integrated program of non-medical veteran benefits. The VBA 
administers a broad range of benefits to veterans and other 
eligible beneficiaries through 57 regional offices and the 
records processing center in St. Louis, Missouri. The benefits 
provided include: compensation for service-connected 
disabilities; pensions for wartime, needy, and totally disabled 
veterans; vocational rehabilitation assistance; educational and 
training assistance; home buying assistance; estate protection 
services for veterans under legal disability; information and 
assistance through personalized contacts; and six life 
insurance programs.
    The Veterans Health Administration [VHA] develops, 
maintains, and operates a national healthcare delivery system 
for eligible veterans; carries out a program of education and 
training of healthcare personnel; carries out a program of 
medical research and development; and furnishes health services 
to members of the Armed Forces during periods of war or 
national emergency. A system of 155 hospitals, 925 outpatient 
clinics, 135 nursing homes, and 45 VA domiciliary residential 
rehabilitation treatment programs is maintained to meet the 
VA's medical mission.
    The National Cemetery Administration provides for the 
interment of the remains of eligible deceased servicepersons 
and discharged veterans in any national cemetery with available 
grave space; permanently maintains these graves; provides 
headstones and markers for the graves of eligible persons in 
national and private cemeteries; administers the grant program 
for aid to States in establishing, expanding, or improving 
State veterans' cemeteries; and provides certificates to 
families of deceased veterans recognizing the veterans' 
contributions and service to the Nation. The National Cemetery 
Administration includes 158 cemeterial installations and 
activities.
    Other VA offices include the General Counsel, Inspector 
General, Boards of Contract Appeals and Veterans Appeals, and 
the general administration, which supports the Secretary, 
Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary for Benefits, Under Secretary 
for Health, and the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs.
    Legislative Initiatives.--The Committee is pleased to note 
that the VA, for the first time in 5 years, did not predicate 
its fiscal year 2008 budget request on a proposal to impose new 
fees and increased co-payments on veterans for medical services 
and prescription medicines. This is an issue which is clearly 
in the purview of the authorizing committee, and is not an 
appropriations issue. The Committee has repeatedly denied such 
budget assumptions in the past and commends the VA for 
following its guidance in developing the fiscal year 2008 
budget request, which assumes no revenue from fees that have 
not been passed into law. The Committee does note that the VA 
will transmit a fee proposal to Congress for consideration 
separately from the budget request.
    VA Medical Facilities.--The Committee is seriously 
concerned about the deplorable conditions that were found at 
the outpatient facilities of the Defense Department's Walter 
Reed Army Medical Center. Therefore, the Committee is carefully 
monitoring the VA health care system to ensure that any such 
deficiencies in VA medical centers are identified and dealt 
with promptly and efficiently. The Committee provided 
$950,907,000 in the fiscal year 2007 supplemental funding bill 
for maintenance, improvements and for minor construction at VA 
medical care facilities, and recommends $1,018,002,000 over the 
President's budget request for fiscal year 2008 to continue to 
address maintenance deficiencies and minor construction needs 
throughout the system. The Committee continues to be concerned 
with the VA's practice of withholding non-recurring maintenance 
funds until the last quarter of the fiscal year. A recently 
published Government Accountability Office [GAO] report found 
that the VA waited until September 2006 to obligate about 
$248,000,000--almost 60 percent--of non-recurring maintenance 
funding, despite the fact that the Office of Management and 
Budget apportions this funding quarterly. The GAO notes that 
extensive year-end spending can place government programs at 
risk for waste. Further, the GAO found that VA headquarters 
lacks the ability to monitor individual maintenance projects 
among the 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks [VISN]. 
Specifically, VA headquarters does not have access to the 
financial information system that VISN regional offices use to 
track the status of individual non-recurring maintenance 
projects. The VA is required to report quarterly on expenditure 
of funds in this account and has begun to include the balance 
of non-recurring maintenance funding in the quarterly financial 
status reports. The Committee strongly encourages the 
Department to continue doing this. The Committee directs the 
Secretary to report back to the Committee by January 15, 2008, 
on steps the VA is undertaking to better track non-recurring 
maintenance projects and expenditures at the VISN level. 
Additionally, the Committee has included bill language 
restricting to 20 percent the amount of funding the VA can 
obligate in the last 2 months of the fiscal year.
    Budget Projections.--The Committee is deeply concerned 
about the long-term impacts the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 
will have on VA's ability to deliver timely, high quality 
health care. In the first 6 months of fiscal year 2007, VA 
treated nearly 124,000 OEF and OIF patients. This is a 29 
percent increase over the same time period in fiscal year 2006. 
Coupled with the general aging veteran population and the 
increased usage of long-term care, the VA is facing a pending 
crisis within the system. There appears to be a disconnect 
between substantial increases for veterans health care provided 
by Congress and the administration's future budget projections. 
The Historical Tables accompanying the fiscal year 2008 Budget 
Submission for the U.S. Government show a flat line for 
veterans health care through 2012. The Committee understands 
that actuarial models can fluctuate year to year; however, 
given increasing medical inflation, it seems illogical that the 
administration believes spending on veterans' health care will 
remain frozen over the next 5 years. While the budget request 
is constructed year-to-year and the Historical Tables are 
merely projections, the VA must have a better blueprint on out-
year costs in order to efficiently and effectively build 
capacity to meet future demand. The Committee directs the 
Department to conduct a study of future needs of health care 
for the next 10 years and provide the report to the Committee 
on Appropriations by March 21, 2008.
    Waiting Times.--The Committee remains committed to ensuring 
that the VA decrease the time it takes for veterans to schedule 
health care appointments and have their benefits claims 
processed. In order to reduce the waiting times for health care 
appointments, the VA has instituted the Advanced Clinical 
Access Initiative. Through the second quarter of fiscal year 
2007, the VA reported that 96 percent of primary care 
appointments were scheduled within 30 days of the desired date; 
94 percent of specialty care appointments were scheduled within 
30 days of the desired date; and, 74.5 percent of new patient 
appointments were scheduled within 30 days of the desired date. 
While the VA has made significant strides over the past 4 years 
to reduce the waiting times, more needs to be done. The 
Committee is concerned that these statistics may not accurately 
reflect actual experiences, based on anecdotal reports of 
appointments made and then cancelled. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the Department to submit a report to the Committee on 
Appropriations by March 21, 2008, on the policy, procedures and 
guidance issued to the field on reducing appointment waiting 
times.
    Services for Women Veterans.--The Committee remains 
dedicated to ensuring that the needs of women veterans are met. 
In 1994 the VA established the Center for Women Veterans. The 
mission of the Center for Women Veterans is to ensure that 
women veterans have access to VA benefits and services on par 
with male veterans and to ensure that VA programs are 
responsive to the gender-specific needs of women veterans. The 
VA must be prepared to handle the increasing number of women 
who are choosing the military as a career. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the VA to report to the Committee on 
Appropriations by March 7, 2008, on outreach efforts the VA is 
undertaking to ensure that women veterans are duly informed of 
the services they have earned through their service. 
Additionally, the Committee directs that future outreach 
efforts detail the types of specific health care services, 
including readjustment counseling, offered to women veterans.
    Arizona Veterans Museum.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance, where 
appropriate, to the Arizona Office of Veterans Services in its 
efforts to provide community education and display military 
artifacts from Arizona State Veterans' Organizations.

                    Veterans Benefits Administration

Appropriations, 2007.................................... $41,440,411,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................  44,642,822,000
Committee recommendation................................  44,642,822,000

                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    The Veterans Benefits Administration [VBA] is responsible 
for the payment of compensation and pension benefits to 
eligible ser- 
vice-connected disabled veterans. This administration also 
provides education benefits and housing loan guarantees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $44,642,822,000 for the Veterans 
Benefits Administration. This amount is composed of 
$41,236,322,000 for ``Compensation and pensions''; 
$3,300,289,000 for ``Readjustment benefits''; $41,250,000 for 
``Veterans insurance and indemnities''; $17,389,000 for the 
``Veterans housing benefit program fund program account'', with 
$108,000,000 in credit subsidies and $154,562,000 for 
administrative expenses; $71,000 for the ``Vocational 
rehabilitation loans program account'' and $311,000 for 
administrative expenses; and $628,000 for the ``Native American 
veteran housing loan program account''.

                       COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2007.................................... $38,007,095,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................  41,236,322,000
Committee recommendation................................  41,236,322,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Compensation is payable to living veterans who have 
suffered impairment of earning power from service-connected 
disabilities. The amount of compensation is based upon the 
impact of disabilities on a veteran's earning capacity. Death 
compensation or dependency and indemnity compensation is 
payable to the surviving spouses and dependents of veterans 
whose deaths occur while on active duty or result from service-
connected disabilities. A clothing allowance may also be 
provided for service-connected veterans who use a prosthetic or 
orthopedic device.
    Pensions are an income security benefit payable to needy 
wartime veterans who are precluded from gainful employment due 
to non-service-connected disabilities which render them 
permanently and totally disabled. Public law 107-103, the 
Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001, restored 
the automatic presumption of permanent and total non-service 
connected disability for purposes of awarding a pension to 
veterans age 65 and older, subject to the income limitations 
that apply to all pensioners. Death pensions are payable to 
needy surviving spouses and children of deceased wartime 
veterans. The rate payable for both disability and death 
pensions is determined on the basis of the annual income of the 
veteran or their survivors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $41,236,322,000 for ``Compensation 
and pensions''. This is an increase of $3,229,227,000 above the 
fiscal year 2007 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. The amount includes funds for a projected fiscal year 
2008 cost-of-living increase of 1.4 percent for pension 
recipients.
    The appropriation includes $28,583,000 in payments to the 
``General operating expenses'' and ``Medical administration'' 
accounts for expenses related to implementing provisions of the 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, the Veterans' 
Benefits Act of 1992, the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act 
of 1994, and the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1996.
    Claims Processing.--The Committee remains extremely 
concerned with the VA's ability to adjudicate claims in a 
timely and efficient manner. New claims receipts have grown by 
39 percent from 2000 to 2006. The average wait time for a 
veteran's claim to be processed is 177 days, almost 6 months, 
and the Department has a current backlog of almost 400,000 
claims. Additionally, the complexity of adjudicating the claims 
is estimated to grow as veterans are documenting a greater 
number of disabilities, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
[PTSD] and complex combat injuries. In order to address these 
serious problems, the Committee provided in fiscal year 2007 an 
additional $60,750,000 in supplemental funding. For fiscal year 
2008, the Committee recommends for VBA's General Operating 
Expense account an additional $130,750,000 above the 
President's budget request. The Committee encourages the 
Department to place as a priority the integration of technology 
that will further streamline the benefits claims process. In 
Public Law 110-28, the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, 
Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 
2007, Congress included by reference a reporting requirement 
directing the VA to submit a report on the number of new hires 
for claims processing in fiscal year 2007 and projections for 
2008, the attrition rate for claims examiners, the projected 
productivity per FTE, the productivity by Veterans Integrated 
Service Network (VISN), and the plan to leverage new technology 
to create a more efficient system. As a follow on to this 
report, the Committee directs the Department to provide this 
information by regional office rather than by VISN.

                         READJUSTMENT BENEFITS

Appropriations, 2007....................................  $3,262,006,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   3,300,289,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,300,289,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Readjustment benefits'' appropriation finances the 
education and training of veterans and servicepersons whose 
initial entry into active duty took place on or after July 1, 
1985. These benefits are included in the All-Volunteer Force 
Educational Assistance Program (Montgomery GI bill) authorized 
under 38 U.S.C. section 30. 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. This account also 
finances vocational rehabilitation, specially adapted housing 
grants, automobile grants with the associated approved adaptive 
equipment for certain disabled veterans, and educational 
assistance allowances for eligible dependents of those veterans 
who died from service-connected causes or have a total 
permanent service-connected disability, as well as dependents 
of servicepersons who were captured or missing in action.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,300,289,000 for ``Readjustment 
benefits''. This is an increase of $38,283,000 above the fiscal 
year 2007 enacted level and the same as the budget request.

                   VETERANS INSURANCE AND INDEMNITIES

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $49,850,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      41,250,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,250,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Veterans insurance and indemnities'' appropriation 
consists of the former appropriations for military and naval 
insurance, applicable to World War I veterans; National Service 
Life Insurance, applicable to certain World War II veterans; 
Servicemen's indemnities, applicable to Korean conflict 
veterans; and veterans mortgage life insurance to individuals 
who have received a grant for specially adapted housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $41,250,000 for ``Veterans 
insurance and indemnities''. This is a decrease of $8,600,000 
below the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request. The Department estimates there will be 
7,149,360 policies in force in fiscal year 2008 with a value of 
$1,116,486,000,000.

         VETERANS HOUSING BENEFIT PROGRAM FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Administrative
                                       Program account      expenses
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriations, 2007................       $66,234,000      $154,284,000
Budget estimate, 2008...............        17,389,000       154,562,000
Committee recommendation............        17,389,000       154,562,000
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides for all costs, with the 
exception of the ``Native American veteran housing loan 
program'' and the ``Guaranteed transitional housing loans for 
homeless veterans program'', of the VA's direct and guaranteed 
housing loans, as well as the administrative expenses to carry 
out these programs.
    VA loan guaranties are made to service members, veterans, 
reservists and unremarried surviving spouses for the purchase 
of homes, condominiums, manufactured homes and for refinancing 
loans. VA guarantees part of the total loan, permitting the 
purchaser to obtain a mortgage with a competitive interest 
rate, even without a downpayment, if the lender agrees. The VA 
requires that a downpayment be made for a manufactured home. 
With a VA guaranty, the lender is protected against loss up to 
the amount of the guaranty if the borrower fails to repay the 
loan.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends such sums as may be necessary for 
funding subsidy payments, estimated to total $17,389,000; and 
$154,562,000 for administrative expenses for fiscal year 2008. 
Bill language limits gross obligations for direct loans for 
specially-adapted housing to $500,000.

            VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

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                                                         Administrative
                                       Program account      expenses
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Appropriations, 2007................           $53,000          $305,000
Budget estimate, 2008...............            71,000           311,000
Committee recommendation............            71,000           311,000
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 $1,016 
(based on the indexed chapter 31 subsistence allowance rate) 
are available to service-connected disabled veterans enrolled 
in vocational rehabilitation programs, as provided under 38 
U.S.C. chapter 31, when the veteran is temporarily in need of 
additional assistance. Repayment is made in 10 monthly 
installments, without interest, through deductions from future 
payments of compensation, pension, subsistence allowance, 
educational assistance allowance, or retirement pay. Over 99 
percent of loans are repaid in full in less than 1 year.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $71,000 for program costs and 
$311,000 for administrative expenses for the ``Vocational 
rehabilitation loans program account''. The administrative 
expenses may be transferred to and merged with the ``General 
operating expenses'' account. Bill language is included 
limiting program direct loans to $3,287,000. It is estimated 
that the VA will make 4,349 loans in fiscal year 2008, with an 
average amount of $756.

          NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $584,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         628,000
Committee recommendation................................         628,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program is 
authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37, section 3761 to provide 
direct loans to Native American veterans living on trust lands. 
The loans are available to purchase, construct, or improve 
homes to be occupied as veteran residences. The principal 
amount of a loan under this authority is limited to the Federal 
Home Loan Mortgage Corporation's single-family conventional 
conforming loan limit. Veterans pay a funding fee of 1.25 
percent of the loan amount but veterans with service-connected 
disability are exempt from paying the fee. Before a direct loan 
can be made, the veteran's tribal organization must sign a 
Memorandum of Understanding with the VA regarding the terms and 
conditions of the loan. The Native American Veteran Housing 
Loan Program began as a pilot program in 1993 and was made 
permanent by Public Law 109-233, the Veterans Housing 
Opportunity and Benefits Act of 2006.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $628,000 for administrative 
expenses associated with this program. This is $44,000 above 
the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

  GUARANTEED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING LOANS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS PROGRAM 
                                ACCOUNT

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This program was established by Public Law 105-368, the 
Veterans Programs Enhancement Act of 1998. The program is a 
pilot project designed to expand the supply of transitional 
housing for homeless veterans and to guarantee up to 15 loans 
with a maximum aggregate value of $100,000,000. The project 
must enforce sobriety standards and provide a wide range of 
supportive services such as counseling for substance abuse and 
development of job readiness skills.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    All funds authorized for the ``Guaranteed transitional 
housing loans for homeless veterans program account'' have been 
appropriated. Therefore, additional appropriations are not 
required. Administrative expenses of the program, limited to 
$750,000 for fiscal year 2008, will be borne by the ``Medical 
services'' and ``General operating expenses'' accounts.

                     Veterans Health Administration

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................ $32,679,735,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................  34,612,671,000
Committee recommendation................................  37,213,220,000

\1\ Excludes $1,344,278,000 in emergency supplemental funding included 
in Public Law 110-28.
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                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the largest 
Federal medical care delivery system in the country, with 155 
hospitals, 45 VA domicilary residential rehabilitation 
treatment programs, 135 nursing homes, and 925 outpatient 
clinics, which include independent, satellite, community-based, 
and rural outreach clinics.
    The Department of Veterans Affairs ``Medical care 
collections fund'' [MCCF] was established by the Balanced 
Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33). In fiscal year 2004, 
Public Law 108-199 allowed the Department to deposit 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 Parking Program provides funds for the construction, 
alteration, and acquisition (by purchase or lease) of parking 
garages at VA medical facilities authorized by 38 U.S.C. 
section 8109. The Secretary is required under certain 
circumstances to establish and collect fees for the use of such 
garages and parking facilities. Receipts from the parking fees 
are to be deposited into the MCCF and are used for medical 
services activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $37,213,220,000 for the Veterans 
Health Administration, without collections. This amount is 
composed of $28,979,220,000 for Medical services; 
$3,642,000,000 for Medical administration; $4,092,000,000 for 
Medical facilities; and $500,000,000 for Medical and prosthetic 
research. Medical care collections are expected to be 
$2,414,000,000. Therefore, VHA will have total resources of 
$39,627,220,000, plus any carryover from fiscal year 2007, 
available in fiscal year 2008.

                           AREAS OF INTEREST

    Age Related Hearing Loss.--The Committee recognizes the 
incidence and severity of hearing loss due to faulty sensory 
nerves, known as sensorineural hearing loss, and that its 
associated costs are increasing at dramatic rates. Currently, 
there are no approved therapeutics that either prevent or treat 
sensorineural hearing loss, a leading and costly cause of 
disability within the VA system. The Committee encourages the 
VA to examine and support the development and clinical testing 
of therapeutics aimed at preventing and treating, 
sensorineural, age-related, noise-induced and drug-induced 
hearing loss.
    VA Nursing Academy.--The Committee commends VA for 
addressing the nursing shortage through the Veterans Affairs 
Nursing Academy. This 5-year pilot program will establish 
partnerships with competitively selected nursing schools to 
expand the number of teaching faculty in VA facilities and 
affiliated nursing schools in order to increase student 
enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs.
    The Committee urges VA to continue its collaboration with 
the Department of Defense through the Uniformed Services 
University of the Health Services [USUHS] by providing nurse 
faculty and nursing students in the graduate nursing education 
programs.
    Advanced Nursing Education.--The Committee urges the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with accredited 
schools of nursing, to explore the development of a fast-track 
doctoral training program which would facilitate completion of 
a doctorate (Ph.D.) in nursing by qualified nurses employed 
within the VA network who possess their bachelor of science in 
nursing.
    Lung Cancer Screening.--The Committee encourages the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to institute a pilot program for 
lung cancer screening, early diagnosis and treatment among high 
risk veteran populations to be coordinated and partnered with 
the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program and its 
member institutions and with the designated sites of the 
National Cancer Institute's Lung Cancer Specialized Programs of 
Research Excellence. The Department shall report back to the 
Committee on Appropriations within 90 days of enactment of this 
act, on the viability and plans to institute a program of this 
nature.
    Contract Care.--The Committee directs the Secretary to 
submit a report to the Committee on Appropriations within 60 
days after the enactment of this act, regarding the existing 
conditions and criteria used for contracting with civilian 
rehabilitation providers, and current outreach efforts to 
inform OEF/OIF veterans and those who advocate on their behalf 
about such conditions, criteria, and treatment options.
    Center for America's Veterans.--The Committee notes the 
establishment of the G.V. ``Sonny'' Montgomery National Center 
for America's Veterans and urges the Department to partner with 
the Center in education and outreach programs for veterans and 
in the establishment of a social and policy research center on 
veterans' affairs.
    USOC Paralympic Military Program.--The Committee fully 
supports the Department of Veterans Affairs' U.S. Olympic 
Committee Paralympic Military Program, which assists service 
members through their recovery and allows participants to take 
part in USOC Paralympic Military Sports Camps, a Veteran's 
Paralympic Performance Program, and individualized Veteran's 
Performance Programs. The Committee encourages the Department 
to continue its collaboration with DOD to provide training and 
technical assistance to program participants at VA medical 
centers.

                            MEDICAL SERVICES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................ $25,518,254,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................  27,167,671,000
Committee recommendation................................  28,979,220,000

\1\ Excludes $466,788,000 in emergency supplemental funding included in 
Public Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Medical services'' account provides for medical 
services of enrolled eligible veterans and certain dependent 
beneficiaries in VA 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 VA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $28,979,220,000 for ``Medical 
services''. This amount is an increase of $3,460,966,000 over 
the fiscal year 2007 enacted level, excluding emergency 
supplemental funding, and $1,811,549,000 above the budget 
request. In addition, the VA has the authority to retain co-
payments and third-party collections, estimated to total 
$2,414,000,000 in fiscal year 2008.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2009, up to $1,350,000,000 of the 
``Medical services'' appropriation. This provides flexibility 
to the Department of Veterans Affairs as it continues to 
implement significant program changes.
    Public Law 110-5, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 
2007, was signed by the President on February 15, 2007, causing 
a large sum of funds to begin to flow into the VA more than 
halfway through the second quarter of the fiscal year making it 
difficult to execute the VA's budget. Thus the Committee has 
increased the amount of 2-year availability of fiscal year 2008 
funds by $250,000,000 over fiscal year 2007.
    The bill includes language to allow for the transfer of 
$15,000,000 to the DOD/VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund. 
The Fund provides a mechanism for the DOD and VA to increase 
their resource sharing activities to achieve cost effective use 
of health care services.
    The fiscal year 2008 budget request for Medical Services 
reflects a realignment of 5,689 full-time equivalent and 
$400,000,000 from the Medical Facilities account into Medical 
Services. Costs incurred for hospital food service workers, 
provisions and related supplies are for the direct care of 
patients. The Committee supports this realignment and has 
provided funding for food service costs under this account. 
Additionally, the recommendation also reflects the VA's 
transfer of 609 FTE and $58,000,000 from the Medical Services 
account to the Information Technology Systems account.
    Level 1 Polytrauma.--Congress provided $30,000,000 in 
Public Law 110-28, the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, 
Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007, to 
establish at least one new Level 1 Polytrauma Center. In 
addition, Congress also provided $9,440,000 for the 
establishment of polytrauma residential transitional 
rehabilitation programs, $8,000,000 for polytrauma support 
clinic teams, and $5,356,000 for additional polytrauma points 
of contact. Clearly Congress is fully supportive of the 
Department's efforts in this highly successful initiative.
    The Department of the Army is planning to invest over 
$1,100,000,000 in the next 5 years to consolidate its medical 
facilities at locations with the largest concentration of 
active duty service personnel. When deciding where to establish 
a new polytrauma center, the Committee directs the Department 
of Veterans Affairs to evaluate the potential benefits of co-
locating it with an Army facility.
    Mental Health/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic 
Brain Injury.--The ability of the VA to provide timely and 
effective mental health services is crucial for the 
readjustment of veterans. In Public Law 110-28, the U.S. Troop 
Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq 
Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, Congress provided 
$100,000,000 in supplemental funding for the VA to bolster 
capacity in the delivery of mental health services. In many 
underserved areas of the country, Community Mental Health 
Centers are a key resource for the delivery of mental health 
services. The Committee strongly supports the opening of VA 
outpatient clinics in underserved locations and urges the VA to 
continue opening these clinics expeditiously. However, concern 
regarding mental health services in these areas remains. The 
Committee encourages the VA to establish a training program for 
OEF/OIF veterans to assist in providing peer support services 
and outreach. Additionally, the Committee directs the 
Department to report to the Committee on Appropriations on its 
plan to better utilize services of Community Mental Health 
Centers and the implementation of peer training programs, while 
the Department continues to implement the opening of VA 
outpatient clinics.
    The Committee directs the Department to make efficient and 
timely delivery of mental health services a top priority. 
Moreover, the Committee is concerned that the fiscal year 2008 
budget request includes a reduction in inpatient psychiatric 
care. While in-patient treatment is not optimal in every case 
for the treatment of mental health disorders, it is nonetheless 
key to treatment in many cases. Therefore, within the increase 
provided under Medical Services, the Committee directs the 
Department to reexamine the policy for a reduction in 
psychiatric inpatient care, taking into account the needs of 
returning OEF/OIF veterans. The Department is directed to 
report to the Committee by February 29, 2008, the finding of 
this review and what additional resources have been utilized to 
ensure that adequate inpatient care is available. Further, the 
Committee directs the VA not to reduce the number of inpatient 
beds at any facility that currently has a waiting list.
    As media reports have highlighted, Traumatic Brain Injury 
[TBI] has become one of the signature wounds of Operation 
Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In many 
instances, these wounds are not readily apparent as there is 
often no outward sign of trauma, with symptoms ranging from 
mild to disabling. It is imperative that the VA be able to 
effectively diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those suffering 
from this injury. As was evidenced by the additional funding 
for polytrauma included in Public Law 110-28, the Committee is 
deeply committed to providing the VA the resources it requires 
to treat not only those veterans enrolled in the health care 
system, but all wounded soldiers being treated in VA hospitals 
and polytrauma centers. Within the increase for Medical 
Services, the Committee recommends additional funding for the 
treatment of Traumatic Brain injury. Further, the Committee 
believes that the VA should begin to track all TBI cases and 
directs that future budget submissions include an estimated 
cost for treatment within the Medical Services budget 
justification.
    The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was 
created in 1989 within the Department of Veterans Affairs in 
response to a congressional mandate carried in Public Law 98-
528 to address the needs of veterans with military-related post 
traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. The mandate called for a 
center of excellence that would set the agenda for research and 
education on PTSD without direct responsibility for patient 
care. The VA determined that no single VA site could adequately 
serve this unique mission and established the Center as a 
consortium of divisions. The Center currently consists of 7 
divisions. The National Center for PTSD is an integral 
component of the Veterans Health Administration's Office of 
Mental Health Services. In fiscal year 2006, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs allocated $9,800,000, and in fiscal year 2007 
has allocated $10,100,000 to support the research and education 
associated with the Center. The fiscal year 2008 budget request 
includes only pay raise and inflationary increases for the 
Center. The Committee is extremely concerned that resources to 
support this important mission have been inadequate. At a time 
when independent and Government experts in the area of PTSD are 
warning of the likelihood that large numbers of returning 
combat troops from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from 
mental disorders and PTSD, it seems illogical for the budget of 
the Center to remain flat. Therefore, within the increase for 
Medical Services, the Committee strongly encourages the 
Department to increase the budget for the Center in order to 
enhance the availability of educational outreach programs and 
research into the area of PTSD, to further the understanding 
and treatment of this serious mental disorder. Further, the 
Committee directs the Department to submit a report to the 
Committee on Appropriations by November 12, 2007, detailing 
what increases have been made to the Center.
    Blind Rehabilitative Service.--The VA's Blind 
Rehabilitative Service is known worldwide for its excellence in 
delivering comprehensive blind rehabilitation to our Nation's 
blind veterans at 10 VA Blind Rehabilitation Centers. On July, 
22, 2004, GAO testified before Congress that more outpatient 
services for blind veterans and better outpatient training 
could better meet the demands of today's blind veteran 
population. Since 1940, the VA has focused its training and 
treatment at inpatient facilities. While the VA should continue 
to support and maintain its inpatient capacity at its Blind 
Rehabilitation Centers, it should also begin to expand its 
treatment for blind veterans through outpatient services closer 
to where veterans live. The Committee recommends an increase of 
$10,000,000 for the VA to continue implementing a plan to 
expand more outpatient blind rehabilitation services and 
training consistent with the recommendations of the GAO report: 
``More Outpatient Rehabilitation Services for Blind Veterans 
Could Better Meet their Needs'' (GAO-04-996T); the conclusions 
of the VA's Office of Finance and Allocation Resource Center; 
and the recommendations of the VA's Visual Impairment Advisory 
Board [VIAB]. The full continuum of outpatient blind and low 
vision rehabilitation services will include Visual Impairment 
Services Outpatient Rehabilitation [VISOR], Blind 
Rehabilitation Specialists, and Visual Impairment Center to 
Optimize Remaining Sight [VICTORS].
    The Committee is concerned that the number of Blind 
Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialists is inadequate to fully 
meet the needs of blind veterans, particularly in rural or 
remote areas of the country. The Committee urges VA to develop 
a plan to increase the number of these specialists in 
geographically diverse and underserved areas.
    Readjustment Counseling.--The Committee recognizes the 
increased and ongoing pressures facing military families, and 
believes it is important to take a proactive, preemptive 
approach in helping veterans, particularly those in the 
National Guard and Reserves, and their families, adjust to 
deployments and the transition home after the battlefield. Vet 
Centers serve as the front line for many veterans and their 
families. A Defense Department program has been developed that 
has been successfully utilized by Army families, which focuses 
on goals, family strengthening, and communication as tools to 
deal with stressful situations. The program can be successfully 
facilitated by Vet Center staff and can help veterans and their 
families to deal with both the transition from active duty to 
civilian life and the call up to active duty for National Guard 
and Reserve personnel. The Committee encourages VA to look at 
the Defense Department program and consider applying it to the 
veteran population.
    The VA's fiscal year 2008 budget request for Vet Centers is 
$114,822,000. An additional $20,000,000 in emergency 
supplemental funds was provided in Public Law 110-28 for the 
establishment of new Vet Centers and to increase staffing to 
reduce wait times. The Committee strongly supports the services 
provided by Vet Centers and their mission. Therefore, the 
Committee recommends an additional $15,000,000 for Vet Centers 
in fiscal year 2008. Further, the Committee directs the 
Department to report back to the Committee by March 31, 2008, 
on the number of Vet Centers opened, the staffing levels by Vet 
Center, and the current waiting times at all Vet Centers.
    Veteran Access to Health Care.--Adequate access to VA 
medical facilities is essential to delivering medical care to 
our Nation's veterans. Unfortunately, too many of our veterans 
in both urban and rural areas lack transportation services to 
and from VA medical facilities. The VA can offer the best 
medical care in the world, yet it does a patient no good if 
they can't get to the facility. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the Department to study the feasibility of establishing 
a transportation pilot program aimed at improving access to 
medical facilities. The Department should report the results of 
the feasibility study, an implementation plan, and projected 
costs associated with such a pilot program, to the Committee on 
Appropriations no later than February 1, 2008.
    Homeless Veterans.--The Committee fiscal year 2008 budget 
request includes $107,180,000 for the Homeless Provider Grant 
and Per Diem Program. VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per 
Diem Program is offered annually by the Department of Veterans 
Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans [HCHV] Programs to 
fund community agencies providing services to homeless 
veterans. The purpose is to promote the development and 
provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with 
the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential 
stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and 
obtain greater self-determination. Within the increase for 
Medical Services, the Committee directs the Department to fund 
the program at the fully authorized level of $130,000,000.
    The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program is a 
joint-supported housing program with the Department of Housing 
and Urban Development [HUD] which provides permanent housing 
and ongoing treatment services to homeless, mentally ill 
veterans and those suffering from substance abuse disorders. 
Under the program, the VA screens homeless veterans for program 
eligibility and provides case management services to enrollees. 
Rental subsidy vouchers are allocated by HUD to the VA, which 
in turn distributes the vouchers to the veteran enrollees. The 
Committee strongly supports this program. Should HUD increase 
the number of vouchers offered, the VA is directed to increase 
funding for this program by at least $20,000,000 to hire 
additional case workers.
    Sleep Apnea.--The prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
[OSA] in veterans is reported to be four times greater than in 
the general population. Of the 600,000 enrolled veterans 
possibly at risk, only 30,000 VA patients have a definitive 
diagnosis of OSA. Yet, untreated sleep apnea patients incur 
large hospitalization costs. Additional attention is needed by 
VA to ensure that VA is at the forefront of treatment and 
evaluation for OSA.
    Epilepsy.--The Committee is concerned that the Veterans 
Health Administration may not have an adequate national program 
for researching, diagnosing, and treating epilepsy. A large 
number of OEF/OIF veterans are likely to confront epilepsy, as 
it is a common consequence of traumatic brain injury [TBI]. The 
need for substantial investment in epilepsy research is greater 
now than ever before. The Committee supports the revitalization 
of VA's Epilepsy Centers of Excellence as an integral component 
of VA's efforts to address the long-term health care needs of 
veterans with TBI.
    Diabetes.--The Committee is encouraged by the Department's 
work on diabetes and obesity. Twenty percent of the veteran 
population is affected by this disease. The Committee 
encourages the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue this 
important work and expand on its public-private partnerships in 
the area of nutrition, diabetes, obesity and health-oriented 
research.
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment.--The Committee is 
aware of the devastating impacts of combat stress and related 
mental health conditions on returning OEF/OIF veterans. In 
order to better support veterans with post-traumatic conditions 
the VA is encouraged to improve cooperation with existing VA 
health care units currently undertaking new treatment methods.
    HIV/AIDS Among Veterans.--The Committee is concerned that 
the VA health care system's HIV testing policy guidelines are 
preventing early diagnosis of HIV/AIDS among our Nation's 
veterans, particularly among minority veterans. The Committee 
strongly recommends that VA consider changing its HIV testing 
guidelines to concur with the Revised Recommendations for HIV 
Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in 
Healthcare Settings issued in September 2006, and any 
subsequent policy changes made to these recommendations, by the 
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. The 
Committee requests a progress report by January 30, 2008.

                         MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................  $3,177,968,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   3,442,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,642,000,000

\1\ Excludes $250,000,000 in emergency supplemental funding provided in 
Pubic Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Medical administration'' account provides funds for 
the expenses of management, security, and administration of the 
VA health care system. This appropriation provides for costs 
associated with the operation of the VA medical centers; other 
facilities; and VHA headquarters; plus the costs of VISN 
offices and facility director offices; chief of staff 
operations; quality of care oversight; legal services; billing 
and coding activities; procurement; financial management; and 
human resource management.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,642,000,000 for ``Medical 
administration''. This amount is an increase of $464,032,000 
over the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and an increase of 
$200,000,000 above the budget request. The Committee has 
increased funding for Medical administration to ensure that 
adequate staffing levels are in place to manage the health care 
system given the increase in medical service delivery. 
Additionally, the funding increase should be sufficient to 
ensure that large transfers from the Medical Services account 
to the Medical administration account are not needed in fiscal 
year 2008.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2009, up to $250,000,000 of the ``Medical 
administration'' appropriation.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................  $3,569,533,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   3,592,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,092,000,000

\1\ Excludes $595,000,000 in emergency supplemental funding included in 
Public Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Medical facilities'' account provides funds for the 
operation and maintenance of the VA healthcare system's vast 
capital infrastructure. This appropriation provides for costs 
associated with utilities, engineering, capital planning, 
leases, laundry, groundskeeping, housekeeping, facility repair, 
and property disposition and acquisition.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2009, up to $350,000,000 of the medical 
facilities appropriation. This provision provides flexibility 
to the Department as it continues to implement significant 
program changes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,092,000,000 for ``Medical 
facilities''. This amount is $522,467,000 above the fiscal year 
2007 enacted level and $500,000,000 above the budget request. 
The Committee has provided a substantial increase above the 
budget request for the medical facilities account. This 
reflects the Committee's ongoing commitment to ensuring that VA 
medical facilities are maintained at the highest possible 
level. The additional funds provided in the Committee 
recommendation are to be used for non-recurring maintenance at 
existing facilities, as identified in facility condition 
accessment reports. Additionally, these funds are to be 
allocated in a manner not subject to the Veterans Equitable 
Resource Allocation.
    The Committee recommendation also reflects the transfer of 
5,689 positions and $400,000,000 for food service operations 
from the Medical Facilities appropriation to the Medical 
Services appropriation.
    Community Based Outpatient Clinics [CBOC].--Veterans access 
to VA health care facilities needs to be the top priority for 
the VHA. The Committee remains deeply concerned about the lack 
of accessible VA health care services in many rural areas of 
the Nation. The Committee notes the Department's plans to open 
23 new community-based outpatient clinics in fiscal year 2007 
and 15 new CBOCs in fiscal year 2008. The Committee strongly 
supports the role CBOCs play in outreach and improved health 
care delivery to veterans living in rural and underserved 
areas. The Committee directs the Department to continue 
expediting the opening of new CBOCs, and directs the Department 
to submit a report outlining the actual number and locations of 
CBOCs opened in fiscal year 2007.
    Watertown and Wagner, South Dakota, Community Based 
Outpatient Clinics.--The Committee commends the VA for 
approving the establishment of CBOCs in Watertown and Wagner, 
South Dakota, and urges the Department to move in an 
expeditious manner in opening the two new clinics.
    Rural Colorado.--Thousands of veterans in rural Colorado 
have to drive 200-300 miles round trip to the Denver VA Medical 
Center for basic medical services. Colorado has a strong and 
growing veteran population. The Committee encourages the 
Department of Veterans Affairs to study the feasibility of 
establishing a VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic to serve 
rural Colorado.
    Northwest Washington.--The Committee is aware of the lack 
of access to VA primary care in Washington State and 
appreciates the Department's approval of a CBOC in Northwest 
Washington. The Committee encourages the VA to move forward in 
opening the CBOC by the VA's target date of February 2008.
    Wenatchee Community Based Outpatient Clinic.--The Committee 
is concerned about repeated delays in the opening of the 
Wenatchee CBOC and urges the VA to open the clinic as soon as 
possible.

                    MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................    $413,980,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     411,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     500,000,000

\1\ Excludes $32,500,000 in emergency supplemental funding included in 
Public Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Medical and prosthetic research'' account provides 
funds for medical, rehabilitative, and health services 
research. Medical research supports basic and clinical studies 
that advance knowledge leading to improvements in the 
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and 
disabilities. Rehabilitation research focuses on rehabilitation 
engineering problems in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics, 
adaptive equipment for vehicles, sensory aids and related 
areas. Health services research focuses on improving the 
effectiveness and economy of the delivery of health services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $500,000,000 for ``Medical and 
prosthetic research''. This is $86,020,000 above the fiscal 
year 2007 enacted level and $89,000,000 above the budget 
request.
    The Committee remains highly supportive of this program, 
and recognizes its importance both in improving healthcare 
services to veterans and recruiting and retaining high-quality 
medical professionals in the Veterans Health Administration. 
Through the Department's research and development program, the 
VA has implemented a comprehensive research agenda to develop 
new treatments and tools for clinicians to ease the physical 
and psychological pain of men and women returning from 
conflicts, to improve access to VA healthcare services, and to 
accelerate discoveries and applications, especially for 
neurotrauma, sensory loss, amputation, polytrauma, and related 
prosthetic needs. The Committee encourages the VA to expand its 
research into the areas of neurotrauma, sensory loss, and post 
traumatic stress disorder with a focus on developing clinical 
practices using evidenced-based medicine.
    Longitudinal Study.--In 1984 Congress directed the VA to 
initiate a large-scale survey of the psychiatric and socio-
medical components of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] in 
Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans. The National Vietnam Veterans 
Readjustment Study [NVVRS] is the largest nationwide 
psychiatric study ever done to date. Only through the NVVRS has 
the American public and medical community become aware of the 
high rates of current and lifetime PTSD, and of the long-term 
consequences of high stress war zone combat exposure. Section 
212 of Public Law 106-419, directed the VA to contract for a 
follow-up report, using the exact same participants, to assess 
the psychosocial, psychiatric, physical, and general well being 
of these individuals. The follow-up report would become a 
longitudinal study of the mortality and morbidity of the 
participants, and draw conclusions as to the long-term effects 
of service in the military and of service in Vietnam in 
particular. The results of the study were to be reported to 
Congress in 2005, but the study has not been executed to date. 
The results of the study would not only help the VA to better 
understand the long-term mental health and social needs of 
Vietnam veterans, but could prepare the VA for the long-term 
needs of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are returning in 
record numbers with PTSD. The Committee directs the Department 
to fulfill the mandate carried in Public Law 106-419 and to 
report to the Committee on Appropriations within 90 days of 
enactment of this act, the steps the Department is undertaking 
to execute this legal requirement.
    Gulf War Illness Research.--The Committee is encouraged by 
the Department's commitment to continue to search for answers 
to the problems associated with gulf war illness, and 
encourages the Department to continue this effort by devoting 
not less than $15,000,000 annually to this research.
    Nursing Research Program.--The Committee supports the 
Veterans Affairs Nursing Research Initiative to facilitate 
research that focuses on the specific healthcare needs of 
returning war heroes and aging veterans. The Committee strongly 
supports continuation of this program in the future.
    The Committee also encourages collaboration between 
Veterans Affairs nurses and Tri Service Nursing Research 
Program award recipients in the exploration of research 
proposals that improve the health and well-being of their 
shared beneficiary population.
    Neuro-rehabilitation Research.--The Committee is aware of 
the work being conducted at the Providence VA Medical Center on 
Neuro-rehabilitation. This research has promising implications 
for future generation prostheses. The Committee commends the 
research work being done in this area.
    Geriatric Care.--The Committee is concerned that as the 
median age of veterans rises, the VA has not adequately 
concentrated its resources to deliver world class geriatric 
care. The Committee strongly encourages the VA to evaluate the 
desirability of expanding research and clinical specialists in 
disciplines related to aging to stay at the forefront of 
geriatric care.

                 MEDICAL CARE COST RECOVERY COLLECTIONS

                      MEDICAL CARE COLLECTION FUND

Appropriations, 2007....................................  $2,329,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   2,414,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,414,000,000

             MEDICAL CARE COLLECTION FUND--REVENUES APPLIED

Appropriations, 2007.................................... -$2,329,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................  -2,414,000,000
Committee recommendation................................  -2,414,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Medical Care Collection Fund [MCCF] was established by 
the Balanced budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33). In fiscal 
year 2004, Public Law 108-199 allowed the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to deposit first-party and pharmacy co-
payments; third-party insurance payments and enhanced use 
collections; long-term care co-payments; Compensated Work 
Therapy Program collections; and Parking Program fees into the 
MCCF. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has the authority to 
transfer funds between the MCCF and the medical services 
appropriation, and medical facilities appropriation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes the authority to 
retain co-payments and third-party collections, estimated to 
total $2,414,000,000 in fiscal year 2008.

                    National Cemetery Administration

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................    $160,747,000
Budget estimate, 2008 \1\...............................     166,809,000
Committee recommendation \1\............................     217,709,000

\1\ Previously included in Departmental Administration.
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                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    The National Cemetery Administration was established in 
accordance with Public Law 93-94, the National Cemeteries Act 
of 1973. It has a four-fold mission: To provide for the 
interment in any national cemetery of the remains of eligible 
deceased servicepersons and discharged veterans, together with 
their spouses and certain dependents, and permanently to 
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.
    There are a total of 158 cemeterial installations in 39 
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The 
Committee's recommendation for the National Cemetery 
Administration provides funds for all of these cemeterial 
installations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $217,709,000 for the ``National 
Cemetery Administration''. This is an increase of $56,962,000 
over the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and $50,900,000 above 
the budget request.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2009, up to $25,000,000 of the ``National 
Cemetery Administration'' [NCA] appropriation. The additional 
funding included above the budget request is for operations and 
maintenance to correct gravesite deficiencies identified in the 
Millennium Act Study and reflects a shift of $900,000 from 
Information Technology to NCA which was incorrectly transferred 
during the Information Technology reorganization. The 2002 
Millennium Act Report to Congress identified 928 repair 
projects needed at national cemeteries at an estimated cost of 
$280,000,000. Through fiscal year 2006, NCA has completed work 
on 269 projects, with an estimated cost of $99,000,000. These 
projects account for about 44 percent of the deficiencies 
identified in the Millennium Act report. National shrine 
repairs include gravesite renovation projects to renovate turf, 
repair sunken graves and raise, realign and clean headstones. 
Personnel costs for these projects are funded in the NCA 
operations and maintenance budget.
    Southern Colorado National Cemetery.--Southern Colorado is 
home to six active military installations, more than 32,000 
active duty personnel, 44,000 family members, and more than 
125,000 veterans. Despite these facts, there is no national 
veterans cemetery in the region, leaving military survivors to 
travel long distances in difficult conditions to reach the 
national veterans cemetery at Fort Logan. The Committee 
encourages the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine the 
feasibility of establishing a veterans cemetery in the Pikes 
Peak region of Colorado.

                      Departmental Administration

Appropriations, 2007 \1\ \2\............................  $3,927,776,000
Budget estimate, 2008 \1\...............................   4,481,449,000
Committee recommendation \1\............................   5,427,529,000

\1\ Does not include National Cemetery Administration.
\2\ Excludes $444,300,000 in emergency supplemental funding included in 
Public Law 110-28.
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                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    This appropriation provides for the administration of 
nonmedical veterans benefits through the Veterans Benefits 
Administration [VBA], the executive direction of the 
Department, several top level supporting offices, the Board of 
Contract Appeals, and the Board of Veterans' Appeals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,427,529,000 for ``Departmental 
administration''. The amount is composed of $1,612,031,000 for 
``General operating expenses''; $88,700,000 for the ``Office of 
the Inspector General''; $727,400,000 for ``Construction, major 
projects''; $751,398,000 for ``Construction, minor projects''; 
$250,000,000 for grants for ``Construction of State extended 
care facilities''; $100,000,000 for ``Grants for the 
construction of State veterans cemeteries''; and $1,898,000,000 
for ``Information technology systems''.

                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................  $1,481,473,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   1,471,837,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,612,031,000

\1\ Excludes $83,200,000 in emergency supplemental funding included in 
Public Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides for the ``General operating 
expenses'' of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,612,031,000 for ``General 
operating expenses''. This amount is $130,558,000 above the 
fiscal year 2007 enacted level and $140,194,000 above the 
budget request.

                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES
                         [In thousands of dollars]
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                                            Fiscal year      Committee
               Department                  2008 request   recommendation
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Office of the Secretary.................           7,747           7,747
Veterans Benefits Administration........       1,198,294       1,329,044
Board of Veterans Appeals...............          58,545          62,269
General Counsel.........................          65,185          68,405
Office of Management....................          38,184          40,684
Human Resources & Administration........          62,437          62,437
Office of Policy and Planning...........          14,775          14,775
Office of Security and Preparedness.....          11,911          11,911
Public and Intergovernmental Affairs....          10,425          10,425
Congressional and Legislative Affairs...           4,334           4,334
                                         -------------------------------
      Total General Operating Expenses..       1,471,837       1,612,031
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    Franchise Fund.--The Franchise Fund was established in 1997 
as a pilot program and made permanent in fiscal year 2006 under 
Public Law 109-114. The Committee directs the Department to 
provide a report on the Franchise Fund's business plan for 
fiscal year 2008. This plan should include a list of services, 
customers, overhead expenses, funds collected for services, and 
the unobligated balance from the previous fiscal year. The VA 
shall submit this report to the Committees on Appropriations in 
both Houses of Congress no later than 60 days following 
enactment of this act.
    Increase in Funding.--The Committee has provided an 
increase of $140,194,000 above the budget request for General 
Operating Expenses. In Public Law 110-28, the U.S. Troop 
Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq 
Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, Congress provided 
$60,750,000 for the hiring and training of new claims 
processors. The increase of $130,750,000 above the budget 
request for the VBA annualizes the costs of the new hires 
funded with supplemental funds and provides additional funding 
for the hiring of new claims processors in fiscal year 2008. 
Also included in this increase is $2,000,000 for VBA to enter 
into operating leases to increase space requirements to meet 
the level of new personnel. Additionally, the Committee has 
provided an increase of $3,724,000 above the budget request for 
the Board of Veterans Appeals [BVA] and an increase of 
$3,220,000 above the budget request for the General Counsel 
[GC]. As the Department hires more claims processors, the 
number of expected appeals will increase. Thus the additional 
funding will provide both the BVA and GC with increased 
personnel to handle these appeals.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $73,066,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      72,599,000
Committee recommendation................................      88,700,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Inspector General was established by the 
Inspector General Act of the 1978 and is responsible for the 
audit and investigation and inspections of all Department of 
Veterans Affairs programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $88,700,000 for the ``Office of 
Inspector General''. This is $15,634,000 above the fiscal year 
2007 enacted level and $16,101,000 above the budget request.
    The recommended amount includes $1,100,000 from the 
``Information technology systems'' account for IT systems 
unique to the Office of Inspector General.
    The increase will allow the Office of Inspector General to 
expand and improve its independent oversight of transitional 
health care for veterans returning form OEF/OIF and VA 
information technology programs.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $399,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     727,400,000
Committee recommendation................................     727,400,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Construction, major projects'' account provides for 
constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the 
facilities (including parking projects) under the jurisdiction 
or for the use of the VA, including planning, architectural and 
engineering services, Capital Asset Realignment Enhanced 
Services [CARES] activities, assessment, and site acquisition 
where the estimated cost of a project is more than the amount 
set forth in 38 U.S.C. section 8104(a)(3)(A). Proceeds realized 
from Enhanced Use Lease activities may be deposited into the 
``Construction, major projects'' and ``Construction, minor 
projects'' accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $727,400,000 
for the construction of major projects. This is $328,400,000 
above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request. The Committee has continued its practice of not 
earmarking major construction projects not requested in the 
budget submission. The Committee strongly urges the Department 
to begin requesting adequate funding in future budget 
submissions to expedite construction projects associated with 
the VA's 5-year Capital Plan.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
with the budget request.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                 Committee
         Location and description            2008 request     recommendation              Requested by
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Veterans Health Administration (VHA):
    Pittsburgh, PA--Consolidation of                 40,000            40,000  The President
     Campuses.
    Denver, CO--New Medical Center                   61,300            61,300  The President
     Facility.
    Orlando, FL--New Medical Center                  35,000            35,000  The President
     Facility, Land Acquisition.
    Las Vegas, NV--New Medical Center               341,400           341,400  The President
     Facility.
    Syracuse, NY--Spinal Cord Injury                 23,800            23,800  The President
     (SCI) Center.
    Lee County, FL--Outpatient Clinic....             9,890             9,890  The President
    Advanced Planning Fund--Various                  40,285            40,285  .................................
     Locations.
    Asbestos and Other Airborne                       3,000             3,000  .................................
     Contaminates--Various Locations.
    BRAC Land Acquisitions--Various                   5,000             5,000  .................................
     Locations.
    Claims Analyses--Various Locations...             2,000             2,000  .................................
    Facility Security Projects--Various              21,325            21,325  .................................
     Locations.
    Facility Security General--Various     ................  ................  .................................
     Locations.
    Hazardous Waste Abatement--Various                2,000             2,000  .................................
     Locations.
    Judgment Fund--Various Locations.....            30,000            30,000  .................................
    Reprogramming From Prior Year Funds..           -45,000           -45,000  .................................
    Sale of VA Assets....................           -10,000           -10,000  .................................
                                          ------------------------------------
      Total VHA..........................           560,000           560,000  .................................
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National Cemetery Administration (NCA):
    Columbia/Greenville-area National                19,200            19,200  The President
     Cemetery--Phase 1 Development.
    Sarasota-area National Cemetery--                27,800            27,800  The President
     Phase 1 Development.
    Jacksonville-area National Cemetery--            22,400            22,400  The President
     Phase 1 Development.
    Southeastern, PA National Cemetery--             29,600            29,600  The President
     Phase 1 Development.
    Birmingham-area National Cemetery--              18,500            18,500  The President
     Phase 1 Development.
    Bakersfield-area National Cemetery--             19,500            19,500  The President
     Phase 1 Development.
    Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery--             29,400            29,400  The President
     Gravesites Development.
    Advanced Planning Fund--Various                   1,000             1,000  .................................
     Locations.
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      Total NCA..........................           167,400           167,400  .................................
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      Total Construction, Major Projects.           727,400           727,400  .................................
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    Major Construction Planning.--The Committee is concerned 
that the cost estimates it receives for major construction 
projects vary widely from month-to-month and year-to-year, well 
beyond what can be accounted for through construction 
inflation. Between the time of the President's budget 
submission in Feburary and April 2007, five major projects 
increased by a collective 18 percent, representing over 
$120,000,000 in cost increases. This is in addition to 
significant increases recorded on the top eight projects 
between the 2007 and 2008 Presidential budget requests, which 
totaled over $615,000,000, a collective increase of 32 percent 
over previous estimates in just 1 year. The Committee is deeply 
concerned about the Department's ability to accurately estimate 
project costs and therefore directs the Department to examine 
its major construction project estimation and oversight 
processes, and take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that 
information provided to the Committee is accurate, consistent, 
and realistic.
    Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services [CARES].--
The Veterans Health Administration's capital planning is driven 
by the CARES process. In March 2007, the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO] issued a report highlighting the 
VA's inability to centrally track CARES decisions or monitor 
the impact that implementation has had on its mission. GAO 
notes that without this information, VA cannot determine what 
effect CARES has had on veterans' care or whether CARES is 
achieving intended results. The Committee encourages the VA to 
develop performance measures designed to centrally track the 
impact of CARES decisions and implementation.
    Beckley, West Virginia, Nursing Home.--The Committee urges 
the VA to include $28,500,000 in the President's fiscal year 
2009 budget request for the construction of a 90-bed nursing 
home and adult day care center at the Beckley VAMC, which was 
listed in the February 2005 VA's Five-Year Capital Plan.
    Martinsburg, West Virginia, Veterans Affairs Medical 
Center.--The Committee urges the VA to include $3,560,000 in 
the President's fiscal year 2009 budget request for planning 
and design work associated with the renovation and expansion of 
the primary, mental health, and specialty outpatient care at 
the Martinsburg VAMC, which was listed in the February 2005 
VA's Five-Year Capital Plan, 2005-2010.
    Walla Walla Outpatient Facility.--The Committee is aware of 
the substantial number of veterans served by the Walla Walla, 
Washington, VA Medical Center and is supportive of the VA's 
decision to approve construction of an outpatient clinic in 
Walla Walla as part of the CARES process. In order to complete 
the construction of this project in a timely manner, the 
Committee urges the VA to include funding for this project in 
the fiscal year 2009 budget request.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................    $198,937,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     233,396,000
Committee recommendation................................     751,398,000

\1\ Excludes $326,000,000 in emergency supplemental funding included in 
Public Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Construction, minor projects'' account provides for 
constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the 
facilities (including parking) under the jurisdiction or for 
the use of the VA, including planning, CARES activities, 
assessment of needs, architectural and engineering services, 
and site acquisition, where the estimated cost of a project is 
equal to or less than $10,000,000. Public Law 106-117, the 
Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act of 1999, gave 
the VA the authority to make capital contributions from minor 
construction in enhanced-use leases. Proceeds realized from 
enhanced-use lease activities may be deposited into the 
``Construction, major projects'' and ``Construction, minor 
projects'' accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $751,398,000 for minor 
construction. This is $552,461,000 above the fiscal year 2007 
enacted level and $518,002,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee has included additional funds within the 
minor construction account to continue the efforts to reduce 
the $5,000,000,000 worth of deficiencies outlined in the 
Department's rolling facilities condition assessments at 
existing facilities and to begin an effort to modernize and 
upgrade research facilities. Additionally, of the increase 
provided within this account, the Committee directs that an 
additional $75,000,000 above the budget request be used for 
gravesite expansion and infrastructure improvements at 
cemeteries operated by NCA and an additional $8,000,000 above 
the budget request be used for minor construction associated 
with the Veterans Benefits Administration. The Committee has 
included bill language requiring the Department to submit an 
expenditure plan for the amount appropriated for minor 
construction.

       GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $85,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      85,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     250,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account is used to provide grants to assist States in 
acquiring or constructing 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. The 
grant may not exceed 65 percent of the total cost of the 
project. Public Law 102-585 granted permanent authority for 
this program, and Public Law 106-117 provided greater 
specificity in directing VA to prescribe regulations for the 
number of beds for which grant assistance may be furnished. 
This program has been a successful partnership between the 
States and the VA in meeting the long-term care needs of 
elderly veterans for decades.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $250,000,000 for ``Grants for the 
construction of State extended care facilities''. This is 
$165,000,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and 
$165,000,000 above the budget request. This program cost-
effectively meets long-term healthcare needs of veterans.
    On August 11, 2006, the VA published an interim final rule 
in the Federal Register amending the Department's regulations 
regarding grants to States for construction or acquisition of 
State homes. The new regulation sets aside 70 percent of all 
funding appropriated to the Grants for Construction of State 
Extended Care Facilities to ensure sufficient funding for life 
safety projects at existing facilities. Over the past several 
years, the administration has not requested sufficient funds to 
cover both anticipated construction costs and life safety 
requirements. Therefore, the Committee has included additional 
funds within this account to assist the Department with its 
construction and life safety needs.
    Walla Walla Extended Care Facility.--The Committee is aware 
of the collaborative efforts of the Walla Walla VA Medical 
Center and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs 
to meet the long-term care needs of veterans in southeast 
Washington and northern Oregon by building a long-term care 
facility on the Walla Walla VA Medical Center grounds. The 
Committee supports the creation of a jointly operated veterans' 
home in Walla Walla, Washington, and encourages the VA to 
promptly review this application and place it on the priority 
list for funding in fiscal year 2008 from the Grants for 
Construction of State Extended Care Facilities account.
    North Dakota Veterans Home.--The Committee is aware that 
the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon, North Dakota, has 
been cited in violation of structural conditions that threaten 
the life and safety of its residents and that the State has 
applied for a grant to help replace the facility. The Committee 
understands that the North Dakota application qualifies for the 
highest priority of VA matching funds, and it encourages the VA 
to promptly evaluate this application and place it on the 
priority list for funding in fiscal year 2008 from the Grants 
for Construction of State Extended Care Facilities account.

        GRANTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATE VETERANS CEMETERIES

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $32,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      32,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     100,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Public Law 105-368, amended title 38 U.S.C. section 2408, 
established authority to provide aid to States for 
establishment, expansion, and improvement of State veterans 
cemeteries which are operated and permanently maintained by the 
States. This statutory change increased the maximum Federal 
share from 50 percent to 100 percent in order to fund 
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 is aware that pending applications for 
improvement or expansion of existing State cemeteries or 
establishment of new State cemeteries totals almost 
$172,000,000. The Committee has included additional funding to 
ensure that State cemeteries are maintained at the highest 
level and capacity exists for future burials.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $100,000,000 for ``Grants for the 
construction of State veterans cemeteries''. This is 
$68,000,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and 
$68,000,000 the budget request.

                     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

Appropriations, 2007 \1\................................  $1,214,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................   1,859,217,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,898,000,000

\1\ Excludes $35,100,000 in emergency supplemental funding provided in 
Public Law 110-28.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Information Technology [IT] Systems account was created 
in Public Law 109-114, the Military Quality of Life and 
Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2006, in order to 
centralize the Department's IT development into one account. 
The establishment of this account has allowed for better budget 
planning, control and oversight of VA's IT system development. 
In fiscal year 2007, the VA furthered this realignment by 
consolidating pay associated costs for operations and 
maintenance staff under the IT account. The budget request for 
fiscal year 2008 reflects this realignment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee remains very supportive of IT efforts, 
particularly in the field of claims processing and electronic 
health records, and recommends an appropriation of 
$1,898,000,000 for Information Technology Systems, an increase 
of $684,000,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and 
$38,783,000 above the budget request. Within the amounts 
provided, the Committee directs $39,683,000 be utilized for 
computers and other information technology needs associated 
with the increase in claims processors for the Veterans 
Benefits Administration and for increased staff across the VA.
    While the Committee is supportive of the consolidation of 
pay associated costs for operations and maintenance under the 
IT account, it strongly encourages the Department to continue 
to track non-pay and pay costs separately in future budget 
justifications for this account. Therefore, of the amounts 
provided with the IT account, $1,303,841,000 is for non-pay 
expenses, including equipment associated with system 
development, and $554,376,000 is for payroll expenses.
    To provide further oversight and monitoring of system 
development costs the Committee has included bill language 
requiring the Department to submit an expenditure plan for the 
total amount provided, as well as a reprogramming base letter 
outlining, by project, total costs associated with each 
development project.
    Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense 
Interoperability.--It is imperative that future electronic 
medical records systems, as well as systems designed to 
expedite the processing of benefits claims, be interoperable 
with systems being developed by the Department of Defense. The 
Committee remains concerned that any deviation from 
interoperability would lead to further stove-piping of 
information, increasing lag times in processing medical records 
and benefits claims. The Committee understands that the VA has 
established initiatives that support the VA/DOD Joint Strategic 
Plan to share timely, consistent, demographic and personnel 
related data. The Committee directs the Department to submit a 
report to the Committee on Appropriations by January 31, 2008, 
detailing the steps the VA is undertaking to ensure that future 
systems will be interoperable with DOD systems.
    Information Security.--The Department of Veterans Affairs 
is responsible for maintaining and protecting personal, 
financial and medical data for millions of veterans. In May 
2006, the Department established the Data Security/Assessment 
and Strengthening of Controls program. This program was 
established to provide focus to all of the Department's 
activity related to data security. Nonetheless, the safeguard 
of personal information by the VA remains a deep concern for 
the Committee. In Public Law 110-28, the U.S. Troop Readiness, 
Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability 
Appropriations Act, 2007, Congress provided $15,100,000 in 
supplemental funding for remediation/prevention actions related 
to the latest data breach. Proper training and encryption 
technology must reach throughout the VA system. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Department to submit a report to the 
Committee on Appropriations no later than February 8, 2008, 
detailing what mechanisms are being employed by VA headquarters 
to ensure adequate training in field locations and explaining 
how encryption technology is being implemented throughout the 
system.
    Financial and Logistics Integrated Technology Enterprise 
[FLITE].--The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking 
important steps toward implementing its financial and logistics 
integrated technology enterprise [FLITE], including the 
adoption of a functional FLITE Governance Framework and the 
hiring of a dedicated program director. This management 
structure provides a new and necessary level of accountability 
for this crucial initiative.
    The Committee is anxious to see a comprehensive schedule 
for this project that includes a total project cost. Congress 
appropriated $26,000,000 in fiscal year 2006, $15,000,000 in 
fiscal year 2007, and supports the VA request for $35,000,000 
in fiscal year 2008. However, the Committee is concerned that 
the scope of the project could be far larger than projected. 
The Department has failed to determine a definitive resourced 
schedule and a total cost for this project. As a result, the VA 
shall report to the Committee within 30 days after enactment of 
this act on a total cost and realistic schedule to complete 
this project. If the Department cannot satisfy this 
requirement, the Department shall notify the Committee in 
writing within the 30-day period why the schedule and cost 
cannot be determined.
    HealtheVet-Vista Electronic Health Records.--The Committee 
lauds the VA on its accomplishments with its electronic health 
record system. This premier system sets the standard for 
quality health care in both the public and private sectors. 
HealtheVet-Vista, an on-line patient records system, has made 
it possible for physicians and clinicians to have accurate and 
timely access to all relevant information on the veteran's 
health, thus enabling the best health care for the veteran. 
HealtheVet-Vista has the potential to revolutionize the health 
care system in the United States, and the Committee fully 
supports the VA's efforts in improving the quality of 
healthcare delivery.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 201. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
reprogramming authority and responsibilities for the Veterans 
Benefits Administration.
    Sec. 202. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
reprogramming authority and responsibilities for the Veterans 
Health Administration.
    Sec. 203. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
the use of the ``Salaries and expenses'' account.
    Sec. 204. The Committee includes a provision mandating that 
only construction funds may be used for land procurement.
    Sec. 205. The Committee includes a provision allowing for 
reimbursements to the ``Medical services'' account.
    Sec. 206. The Committee includes a provision allowing for 
payments of prior year obligations.
    Sec. 207. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for the use of fiscal year 2007 funds for prior year 
obligations.
    Sec. 208. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for payments from the National Service Life Insurance Fund.
    Sec. 209. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
the use of funds from enhanced-use lease proceeds.
    Sec. 210. The Committee includes a provision which provides 
for funds for the Office of Resolution Management and the 
Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication.
    Sec. 211. The Committee includes a provision which sets a 
limit on new leases without congressional approval.
    Sec. 212. The Committee includes a provision which requires 
disclosure of third-party reimbursement information.
    Sec. 213. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for the transfer of funds into the construction accounts.
    Sec. 214. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
authorized uses for ``Medical services'' funds.
    Sec. 215. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
funds in the Medical Care Collection Fund to be transferred 
into the ``Medical services'' account.
    Sec. 216. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
eligible veterans in the State of Alaska to obtain medical care 
services.
    Sec. 217. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for the transfer of funds into the construction accounts.
    Sec. 218. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for outreach and marketing to enroll new veterans.
    Sec. 219. The Committee includes a provision requiring the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit quarterly financial 
reports on the Veterans Health Administration.
    Sec. 220. The Committee includes a provision outlining 
transfer authority to the ``Information technology systems'' 
account.
    Sec. 221. The Committee includes a provision outlining 
transfer authority to the ``Medical services'' account.
    Sec. 222. The Committee includes a provision outlining 
limits on transfers within the ``Information technology 
systems'' account.
    Sec. 223. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
the Department from implementing a national standardized 
contract for diabetes monitoring equipment.
    Sec. 224. The Committee includes a provision limiting the 
amount of non-recurring maintenance fund that can be obligated 
during the last 2 months of the fiscal year.
    Sec. 225. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
disposal of land at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs 
Medical Center (Mrs. Feinstein).
    Sec. 226. The Committee includes a provision maintaining 
research for gulf war illness.

                               TITLE III

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION

                          Program Description

    The American Battle Monuments Commission [ABMC] is 
responsible for the following: the maintenance and construction 
of U.S. monuments and memorials commemorating the achievements 
in battle of our Armed Forces since April 1917 (the date of the 
United States entry into World War I); the erection of 
monuments and markers by U.S. citizens and organizations in 
foreign countries; and the design, construction, and 
maintenance of permanent military cemetery memorials in foreign 
countries. The Commission maintains 24 military memorial 
cemeteries and 31 monuments, memorials, and markers in 15 
countries around the world, including three memorials on U.S. 
soil. It is presently charged with erecting an Interpretive 
Center at the Normandy American Cemetery, Normandy, France.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $37,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      42,100,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,600,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $45,600,000 for the ``Salaries and 
expenses'' account. This amount is $8,600,000 above the fiscal 
year 2007 enacted level and $3,500,000 above the budget 
request. The Committee has increased the appropriation for ABMC 
above the budget request for additional capital improvements 
and infrastructure modernization. The Committee is dedicated to 
ensuring that budget requests include sufficient funding for 
maintenance and infrastructure improvements at American 
military cemeteries abroad. Therefore, the Committee directs 
the ABMC to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations 
by February 29, 2008, detailing maintenance and infrastructure 
requirements at all ABMC memorials.
    Pointe du Hoc.--In fiscal year 2006, the Committee provided 
funding for the ABMC to conduct a study on ground erosion 
surrounding the World War II Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument in 
France. The Committee directs the AMBC to submit a copy of this 
report to the Committee on Appropriations by November 10, 2007.
    The bill does not include funds for payments to the State 
Department's Capital Security Cost Sharing Program.

                     Foreign Currency Fluctuations

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      11,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,000,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $11,000,000 for the ``Foreign 
currency fluctuation'' account. This amount is $6,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and equal to the budget 
request.

               U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS


                                Overview

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims was 
established by the Veterans' Judicial Review Act of 1988. The 
Court is an independent judicial tribunal with exclusive 
jurisdiction to review decisions of the Board of Veterans' 
Appeals. It has the authority to decide all relevant questions 
of law; interpret constitutional, statutory, and regulatory 
provisions; and determine the meaning or applicability of the 
terms of an action by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. It is 
authorized to compel action by the Secretary. It is authorized 
to hold unconstitutional or otherwise unlawful and set aside 
decisions, findings, conclusions, rules and regulations issued 
or adopted by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Board of 
Veterans' Appeals, or the Chairman of the Board that are found 
to be arbitrary or capricious. The Court's principle office 
location is Washington, District of Columbia; however, it is a 
national court, empowered to sit anywhere in the United States.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $20,189,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      21,217,000
Committee recommendation................................      24,217,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $24,217,000 for the ``U.S. Court 
of Appeals for Veterans Claims''. This amount is an increase of 
$4,028,000 above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and 
$3,000,000 above the budget request. In Public Law 110-28, the 
Committee included emergency supplemental funds for the 
Veterans Benefits Administration to hire additional claims 
processors. In fiscal year 2008, the Committee has recommended 
an additional increase above the budget request for the 
Veterans Benefits Administration's General Operating Expenses 
to annualize the costs of those hires and to provide funding 
for additional personnel in fiscal year 2008. The Committee 
realizes that increases in claims processing has a ripple 
effect across the entire system and leads to more cases before 
the Court. Thus the Committee has provided additional resources 
to ensure the Court can operate in a timely fashion.

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL


                       Cemeterial Expenses, Army


                                Overview

    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.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $30,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      26,892,000
Committee recommendation................................      31,865,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $31,865,000 for the ``Ceremonial 
expenses, Army'' account. This amount is $1,865,000 above the 
fiscal year 2007 enacted level and $4,973,000 above the budget 
request. The Committee recommendation provides an increase for 
the realignment of government-issued headstones, the 
construction of a heavy equipment storage facility, and costs 
not included in the budget request associated with the 
relocation of utilities at Arlington National Cemetery.

                      ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $57,227,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      61,624,000
Committee recommendation................................      61,624,000

                          Program Description

    The Armed Forces Retirement Home account provides funds to 
operate and maintain the Armed Forces Retirement Home--
Washington, District of Columbia, and the Armed Forces 
Retirement Home--Gulfport, Mississippi. These two facilities 
provide medical and domiciliary care and other authorized 
benefits for the relief and support of certain retired and 
former military personnel of the Armed Forces.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends authority to expend $61,624,000 
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. This amount is $4,397,000 above the fiscal year 
2007 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

    Sec. 301. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
American Battle Monuments Commission funds from being used for 
the Capital Security Costs Sharing program.

                                TITLE IV

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 401. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the obligation of funds beyond the current fiscal year unless 
expressly so provided.
    Sec. 402. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
pay raises to be absorbed within the levels appropriated.
    Sec. 403. The Committee includes a provision that 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.
    Sec. 404. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the use of funds to support or defeat legislation pending 
before Congress.
    Sec. 405. The Committee includes a provision that 
encourages the expansion of E-Commerce technologies and 
procedures.
    Sec. 406. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
funds from being transferred from this appropriations measure 
to any instrumentality of the United States Government without 
authority from an appropriations act.
    Sec. 407. The Committee includes a provision that specifies 
the congressional committees that are to receive all reports 
and notifications.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports 
accompanying general appropriations bills identify each 
recommended amendment which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session. The Committee is 
filing an original bill, which is not covered under this rule, 
but reports this information in the spirit of full disclosure. 
The Committee recommends funding for the following programs 
which currently lack authorization:
Title I: Department of Defense
    Military Construction, Army
    Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps
    Military Construction, Air Force
    Military Construction, Defense-Wide
    Military Construction, Army National Guard
    Military Construction, Air National Guard
    Military Construction, Army Reserve
    Military Construction, Navy Reserve
    Military Construction, Air Force Reserve
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Security Investment 
Program
    Family Housing Construction, Army
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army
    Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine 
Corps
    Family Housing Construction, Air Force
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide
    Department of Defense, Family Housing Improvement Fund
    Chemical Demilitarization, Defense-Wide
    Base Closure Account, 1990
    Base Closure Account, 2005
Title II: Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Health Administration
    National Cemetery Administration
    Departmental Administration
Title III: Related Agencies
    American Battle Monuments Commission
    U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    Cemeterial Expenses, Army
    Armed Forces Retirement Home

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 14, 2007, 
the Committee ordered reported an original bill (S. 1645) 
making appropriations for the military construction, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, subject to amendment and 
subject to the budget allocations and authorized the chairman 
of the committee or the chairman of the subcommittee to offer 
the text of the Senate bill as a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute to the House companion measure, by a 
recorded vote of 28-1, a quorum being present. The vote was as 
follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Byrd                       Mr. Craig
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu
Mr. Reed
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Allard
Mr. Alexander

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the committee.''
    The Committee bill as recommended contains no such 
provisions. deg.

TITLE 38--VETERANS' BENEFITS

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PART VI--ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY

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   CHAPTER 81--ACQUISITION AND OPERATION OF HOSPITAL AND DOMICILIARY 
    FACILITIES; PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY; ENHANCED-USE LEASES OF REAL 
PROPERTY

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Subchapter V--Enhanced-use Leases of Real Property

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Sec. 8162. Enhanced-use leases

    (a)(1) * * *

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    (c)(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the entering into an 
enhanced-use lease covering any land or improvement described 
in section 421(b)(2) of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Act 
of 1988 (Public Law 100-322; 102 Stat. 553) or section 225(a) 
of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 shall be considered to be 
prohibited by [that section] such sections unless specifically 
authorized by law.

                                                    MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LISTING BY LOCATION
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                     Senate Committee recommendation compared
                                                    Budget            House          Committee       with budget  estimate  (+ or -)    Requested
          Installation and project            estimate   allowance deg.   recommendation ---------------------------------------------      by
                                                                                                               House  allowance deg.
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                  ALABAMA

ARMY:
    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT:
        INDUSTRIAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT               26,000            26,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PLANT.
    REDSTONE ARSENAL:
        SYSTEMS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ANNEX..  .................          20,000          +20,000   MR. SHELBY/MR. SESSIONS
NAVY:
    EVERGREEN:
        NAVAL OUTLYING LANDING FACILITY                 9,560             9,560   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         EVERGREEN RUNWAY EXTENSION.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    SPRINGVILLE:
        READINESS CENTER, ADDITION/                     3,300             3,300   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ALTERATION (ARMY DIVISION REDESIGN
         STUDY).
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ALABAMA....................           38,860            58,860          +20,000

                   ALASKA

ARMY:
    FORT RICHARDSON:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          36,000          +36,000   THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          42,000          +42,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          14,800          +14,800   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
    FORT WAINWRIGHT:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          20,000          +20,000   THE PRESIDENT
        COMPANY OPERATIONS FACILITY.........           14,000            14,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        RAILHEAD OPERATIONS FACILITY, PHASE   .................           8,900           +8,900   MR. STEVENS
         I.
        REPLACE SUBSTATION/UPGRADE ELECTRIC.           60,000            60,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          11,600          +11,600   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
AIR FORCE:
    ELMENDORF AFB:
        F-22 7 BAY AIRCRAFT SHELTER.........           21,400            21,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        F-22 FIGHTER TOWN EAST                          7,100             7,100   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INFRASTRUCTURE PHASE 2.
        F-22 JET ENGINE INSPECTION &                   13,800            13,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MAINTENANCE.
        F-22 TAXIWAY, TAXILANE & ARM/DE-ARM            27,880            27,880   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PAD.
        JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY           .................          13,000          +13,000   MR. STEVENS
         EDUCATION CENTER.
AIR FORCE RESERVE:
    ELMENDORF AFB:
        AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRON                   4,550             4,550   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
        GROUP HEADQUARTERS..................           10,400            10,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ALASKA.....................          159,130           305,430         +146,300

                   ARIZONA

ARMY:
    FORT HUACHUCA:
        AIT TRAINEE COMPLEX (GROW THE FORCE)  .................         105,000         +105,000   THE PRESIDENT
        GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL BUILDING (GROW  .................          13,600          +13,600   THE PRESIDENT
         THE FORCE).
        EFFLUENT REUSE SYSTEM...............           11,000            11,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY:
    YUMA:
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS..........           22,980            22,980   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        TOWWAY G............................           10,740            10,740   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR FORCE:
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB:
        COMBAT SEARCH AND RESCUE EC130                 11,200            11,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MAINTENANCE HANGAR/ AIRCRAFT
         MAINTENANCE UNIT.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    FLORENCE:
        FIELD MAINTENANCE SHOP..............  .................          10,870          +10,870   MR. KYL
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ARIZONA....................           55,920           185,390         +129,470

                  ARKANSAS

AIR FORCE:
    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE:
        RUNWAY REPAIR.......................  .................           9,800           +9,800   MRS. LINCOLN/MR. PRYOR
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP ROBINSON:
        AMMUNITION SUPPLY POINT.............            5,500             5,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CENTER/GED     .................          18,423          +18,423   THE PRESIDENT
         PLUS TRAINING COMPLEX (GROW THE
         FORCE).
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ARKANSAS...................            5,500            33,723          +28,223

                 CALIFORNIA

ARMY:
    FORT IRWIN:
        MILITARY OPERATIONS URBAN TERRAIN,             18,500    ...............         -18,500   THE PRESIDENT
         PHASE 2.
        TRAINING LAND IMPROVEMENTS..........            5,500             5,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    PRESIDIO MONTEREY:
        GENERAL INSTRUCTION BUILDING........           28,000            28,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY:
    CAMP PENDLETON:
        1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP ARMORY     .................           8,150           +8,150   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
        1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP AND        .................          22,220          +22,220   THE PRESIDENT
         BATTALION OPERATIONS CENTER (GROW
         THE FORCE).
        1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP            .................          18,160          +18,160   THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS CENTER (GROW THE FORCE).
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS-WOUNDED    .................          25,940          +25,940   THE PRESIDENT
         WARRIOR BATTALION (GROW THE FORCE).
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS--CHAPPO..           29,050            29,050   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS--                   31,980            31,980   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         HEADQUARTERS.
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS--                   26,530            26,530   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MARGARITA.
        CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS/          .................          16,840          +16,840   THE PRESIDENT
         ELECTRONICS SHOP (GROW THE FORCE).
        FORCE INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS         .................          24,990          +24,990   THE PRESIDENT
         CENTER--HEADQUARTERS AREA (GROW THE
         FORCE).
        HANGAR ADDITIONS....................            4,400             4,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        INFANTRY SQUAD BATTLE COURSE........           18,090            18,090   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND                17,980            17,980   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         RECONNAISANCE CAMP--INTELLIGENCE
         BATTALION.
        MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND              17,730            17,730   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SUPPORTING FACILITIES.
        PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER.............            8,510             8,510   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        TACTICAL SUPPORT VAN PADS EXPANSION.            6,050             6,050   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS................            5,830             5,830   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    MIRAMAR:
        HANGAR MODIFICATION (GROW THE FORCE)  .................          26,760          +26,760   THE PRESIDENT
    SAN DIEGO:
        MAGNETIC SILENCING FACILITY                    14,590            14,590   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MODIFICATION.
        PIER 5002 SUB FENDER INSTALLATION...            9,040             9,040   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    TWENTYNINE PALMS:
        ARMORY (GROW THE FORCE).............  .................           5,920           +5,920   THE PRESIDENT
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS AND                 34,329            34,329   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PARKING STRUCTURE.
        LANDFILL (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          13,560          +13,560   THE PRESIDENT
        MOUT-FACILITY (PHASE 3) (GROW THE     .................          21,390          +21,390   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        MULTI-BATTALION OPERATIONS CENTER     .................          33,770          +33,770   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
        MULTI-BATTALION OPERATIONS CENTER     .................          33,650          +33,650   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
AIR FORCE:
    EDWARDS AFB:
        MAIN BASE RUNWAY INCREMENT 3........           35,000            35,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    TRAVIS AFB:
        C-17 ROAD IMPROVEMENTS..............            4,600             4,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        C-17 SOUTHWEST LANDING ZONE.........           22,000            22,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CAMP PENDLETON:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES ACADEMIC              5,950             5,950   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INSTRUCTION FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES PARALOFT/             5,770             5,770   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         BOAT/DIVE LOCKER.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SUPPLY                8,310             8,310   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
    CORONADO:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SPECIAL              12,000            12,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         BOAT TEAM OPERATIONS FACILITY.
    POINT LOMA ANNEX:
        REPLACE FUEL STORAGE FACILITIES.....          140,000           140,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP ROBERTS:
        INFANTRY PLATOON BATTLE COURSE......            2,850             2,850   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    SACRAMENTO ARMY DEPOT:
        READINESS CENTER....................           21,000            21,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY RESERVE:
    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT:
        CONVOY LIVE FIRE RANGE..............            2,534             2,534   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        RANGE CONTROL FACILITY..............            4,501             4,501   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    GARDEN GROVE:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.................           25,440            25,440   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY RESERVE:
    MIRAMAR:
        RESERVE CENTER ADDITIONS............            5,580             5,580   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, CALIFORNIA.................          571,644           804,494         +232,850

                  COLORADO

ARMY:
    FORT CARSON:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          53,000          +53,000   THE PRESIDENT
        DEFENSE ACCESS ROAD.................            9,300             8,300           -1,000   THE PRESIDENT
        HOSPITAL ADDITION & DENTAL CLINIC     .................          18,000          +18,000   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
        INDOOR RANGE........................            4,900             4,900   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATION FACILITIES (GROW THE   .................          59,000          +59,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATION FACILITIES (GROW THE   .................          13,000          +13,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
AIR FORCE:
    FORT CARSON:
        AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS SQUADRON                13,500            13,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPLEX.
    SCHRIEVER AFB:
        AIR AND SPACE INTEGRATION FACILITY..           24,500            24,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY:
        UPGRADE ACADEMIC FACILITY PHASE IVB.           15,000            15,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION CONSTRUCTION,
 DEFENSE-WIDE:
    PUEBLO ARMY DEPOT:
        AMMUNITION DEMILITARIZATION FACILITY           35,159            35,159   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PH IX.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    BUCKLEY AFB:
        REPLACE SQUADRON OPERATIONS.........  .................           7,300           +7,300   MR. ALLARD/MR. SALAZAR
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, COLORADO...................          102,359           251,659         +149,300                 CONNECTICUTNAVY:
    NEW LONDON SUBMARINE BASE:
        WATERFRONT OPERATIONS SMALL CRAFT     .................          11,900          +11,900   MR. DODD/MR. LIEBERMAN:
         FACILITY.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    NIANTIC:
        READINESS CENTER (ARMY DIVISION                13,600            13,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         REDESIGN STUDY).
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, CONNECTICUT................           13,600            25,500          +11,900                  DELAWAREARMY:
    DOVER AFB:
        JOINT PERSONAL EFFECTS DEPOT........           17,500            17,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    NEW CASTLE COUNTY AIR GUARD BASE:
        C-130 MAINTENANCE HANGER, PHASE I...  .................          10,800          +10,800   MR. BIDEN/MR. CARPER
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DELAWARE...................           17,500            28,300          +10,800            DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAAIR FORCE:
    BOLLING AFB:
        COMMUNICATION SWITCH FACILITY.......            2,500             2,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    BOLLING AFB:
        INSTALL BACKUP WATER SYSTEM.........            1,012             1,012   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.......            3,512             3,512   ...............                   FLORIDAARMY:
    EGLIN AFB:
        OPERATIONS COMPLEX, PHASE 2.........           66,000            66,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    MIAMI DORAL:
        SOUTHERN COMMAND HEADQUARTERS                 237,000           118,500         -118,500   THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY INCREMENT I.
NAVY:
    BLOUNT ISLAND:
        MAIN GATE IMPROVEMENTS..............            7,570             7,570   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION:
        ENGINEERING SERVICES FACILITY.......  .................           9,900           +9,900   MR. BILL NELSON
    PANAMA CITY:
        LITTORAL WARFARE SYSTEMS FACILITY...           13,870            13,870   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR FORCE:
    EGLIN AFB:
        CONSTRUCT SEAWALLS SANTA ROSA ISLAND           35,000            35,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         RANGE COMPLEX.
        F-35 ADD/ALTER 53RD JOINT                       8,300             8,300   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         REPROGRAMMING FACILITY.
        F-35 INTEGRATED TRAINING CENTER.....           39,000            39,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        F-35 SQUADRON OPERATIONS/AIRCRAFT              27,000            27,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MAINTENACE UNIT/ HANGAR.
        REPAIR ROADS SANTA ROSA ISLAND RANGE           49,000            49,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPLEX.
    MACDILL AFB:
        ALTER CENTRAL COMMAND HEADQUARTERS..           57,000            57,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        MACDILL CENTCOM JOINT INTELLIGENCE             25,000            25,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         CENTER.
    PATRICK AFB:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER............           11,854            11,854   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    TYNDALL AFB:
        FITNESS CENTER......................           19,014            19,014   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        REPAIR AIRFIELD.....................           25,100            25,100   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    HURLBURT FIELD:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES                       4,711             4,711   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MAINTENANCE STORAGE FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SQUADRON              4,000             4,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS ADDITION.
        SQUADRON OPERATIONS FORCES,                     5,500             5,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES COMBAT               14,900            14,900   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         WEATHER OPERATIONS FACILITY.
    KEY WEST:
        REPLACE FUEL PUMP HOUSE.............            1,874             1,874   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    MACDILL AFB:
        CLINIC REPLACEMENT, INCREMENT II....           41,400            41,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        PHARMACARE ADDITION/ALTERATION......            5,000             5,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES 501-D                12,200            12,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         BUILDING ADDITION PHASE 2.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES                      35,500            35,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ACQUISITION CENTER.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    JACKSONVILLE:
        ARMY AVIATION SUPPORT FACILITY                 12,200            12,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ADDITION/ALTERATION.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, FLORIDA....................          757,993           649,393         -108,600                   GEORGIAARMY:
    FORT BENNING:
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE RANGE..........            5,800             5,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        RECEPTION STATION, PHASE 1..........           51,000            51,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        SIMULATIONS TRAINING FACILITY.......           56,000            56,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        TRAINEE BARRACKS COMPLEX............           73,000            73,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT STEWART:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           36,000            36,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          25,000          +25,000   THE PRESIDENT
        BRIGADE COMPLEX--HEADQUARTERS.......           26,000            26,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        FIRE STATION (GROW THE FORCE).......  .................           5,500           +5,500   THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERTATIONS FACILITIES (GROW     .................          15,000          +15,000   THE PRESIDENT
         THE FORCE).
    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD:
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          16,000          +16,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
AIR FORCE:
    ROBINS AFB:
        AIRCRAFT COMPONENT REPAIR FACILITY..           14,700            14,700   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    AUGUSTA:
        REGIONAL SECURITY OPERATION CENTER            100,000           100,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INCREMENT III.
    FORT BENNING:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES BATTALION            21,000            21,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPLEX.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES                       5,000             5,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         HEADQUARTERS BUILDING ADDITION.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES TACTICAL              9,000             9,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         EQUIPMENT SHOP.
    HUNTER AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SUPPORT              13,800            13,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPANY FACILITY.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
        TROOP DORMS.........................  .................           9,000           +9,000   MR. CHAMBLISS/MR. ISAKSON
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, GEORGIA....................          411,300           481,800          +70,500                   HAWAIIARMY:
    FORT SHAFTER:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           31,000            31,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           43,000            43,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           45,000            45,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    WHEELER AFB:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           51,000            51,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY:
    KANEOHE BAY:
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS..........           37,961            37,961   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    PEARL HARBOR:
        DRY DOCK SHIP SUPPORT SERVICES......  .................          30,200          +30,200   MR. INOUYE/MR. AKAKA
        SUB DRIVE-IN MAGNETIC SILENCING                99,860            99,860   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
    WAHIAWA:
        COMMUNICATION CENTER................           65,410            65,410   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR FORCE:
    HICKAM AFB:
        C-17 PARKING RAMP...................           15,471            15,471   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        DISTRIBUTED COMMON GROUND SYSTEM               16,500            16,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON OPERATIONS
         FACILITY.
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    HICKAM AFB:
        REPLACE HYDRANT FUELS SYSTEM........           11,900            11,900   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    KUNIA:
        REGIONAL SECURITY OPERATION CENTER            136,318           136,318   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INCREMENT III.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, HAWAII.....................          553,420           583,620          +30,200                    IDAHOARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    GOWEN FIELD:
        TRAINING AREA RAILHEAD..............  .................           7,615           +7,615   MR. CRAIG/MR. CRAPO
    ORCHARD TRAINING AREA:
        URBAN ASSAULT COURSE................            1,700             1,700   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, IDAHO......................            1,700             9,315           +7,615                  ILLINOISARMY:
    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL:
        COMBINED FIRE/POLICE FACILITY.......  .................           3,350           +3,350   MR. DURBIN/MR. OBAMA
NAVY:
    GREAT LAKES:
        RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND                       16,650            16,650   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE, INCREMENT 3.
        SMALL ARMS MARKSMANSHIP TRAINER.....           10,221            10,221   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR FORCE:
    SCOTT AFB:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER............  .................           8,200           +8,200   MR. DURBIN
        SECURITY FORCES OPERATIONS FACILITY.           16,700            16,700   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    GREAT LAKES:
        FEDERAL HEALTHCARE FACILITY.........           99,000            99,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    ST CLAIR COUNTY:
        READINESS CENTER (ARMY DIVISION                 8,100             8,100   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         REDESIGN STUDY).
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ILLINOIS...................          150,671           162,221          +11,550                   INDIANANAVY:
    CRANE NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER:
        SECURED ELECTRONIC WARFARE SYSTEMS    .................          12,000          +12,000   MR. BAYH/MR. LUGAR
         ENGINEERING FACILITY.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    HULMAN REGIONAL AIRPORT:
        DIGITAL GROUND STATION BEDDOWN......            7,700             7,700   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, INDIANA....................            7,700            19,700          +12,000                    IOWAARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    IOWA CITY:
        READINESS CENTER....................  .................          13,186          +13,186   MR. HARKIN/MR. GRASSLEY
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, IOWA.......................  .................          13,186          +13,186                   KANSASARMY:
    FORT LEAVENWORTH:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           55,000            55,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          12,800          +12,800   THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          23,000          +23,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
    FORT RILEY:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          50,000          +50,000   THE PRESIDENT
        CHILD DEVELOPEMENT CENTER (GROW THE   .................           8,500           +8,500   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        DIGITAL MULTIPURPOSE RANGE COMPLEX..           28,000            28,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        HEALTH & DENTAL CLINIC (GROW THE      .................           8,800           +8,800   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          43,000          +43,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
AIR FORCE:
    FORT RILEY:
        AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS SQUADRON                12,515            12,515   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPLEX.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    SMOKY HILL AIR NATIONAL GUARD RANGE:
        AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS SQUADRON       .................           9,000           +9,000   MR. BROWNBACK
         BEDDOWN.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, KANSAS.....................           95,515           250,615         +155,100                  KENTUCKYARMY:
    FORT CAMPBELL:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          27,000          +27,000   THE PRESIDENT
        INDOOR RANGE........................            5,000             5,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          24,000          +24,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SHOP............           49,000            49,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT KNOX:
        CANTONMENT AREA ROADS, PAVED........            6,700             6,700   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    FORT CAMPBELL:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES BATTALION            35,000            35,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS COMPLEX.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES GROUP                18,500            18,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SUPPORT BATTALION COMPLEX.
CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION CONSTRUCTION,
 DEFENSE WIDE:
    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT:
        AMMUNITION DEMILITARIZATION FACILITY           51,017            69,017          +18,000   THE PRESIDENT/MR. MCCONNELL
         PH VIII.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, KENTUCKY...................          165,217           234,217          +69,000                  LOUISIANAARMY:
    FORT POLK:
        4TH BRIGADE 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION    .................           9,800           +9,800   MRS. LANDRIEU/MR. VITTER
         HEADQUARTERS FACILITY.
        CHILD CARE CENTER...................  .................           6,100           +6,100   MRS. LANDRIEU/MR. VITTER
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP BEAUREGARD:
        UPGRADE AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS                  1,800             1,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SQUADRON FACILITY.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, LOUISIANA..................            1,800            17,700          +15,900                    MAINENAVY:
    PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD:
        CONSOLIDATED EMERGENCY CONTROL        .................           9,700           +9,700   MS COLLINS
         CENTER.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MAINE......................  .................           9,700           +9,700                  MARYLANDARMY:
    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND:
        AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION      .................          12,200          +12,200   MS. MIKULSKI/MR. CARDIN
         FACILITY.
NAVY:
    PATUXENT RIVER:
        AIRCRAFT PROTOTYPE FACILITY PHASE 1.           17,990            17,990   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        E-2 ADVANCED HAWKEYE RESEARCH,                 13,650            13,650   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         DEVELOPMENT, TESTING, AND
         EVALUATION FACILITY.
        JOINT PRECISION APPROACH AND LANDING            6,720             6,720   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SYSTEM ADDITION TO BUILDING 2110/
         2122.
    SUITLAND:
        NATIONAL MARITIME INTELLIGENCE                 52,069            52,069   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         CENTER INCREMENT II.
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    FORT DETRICK:
        US ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE            150,000           150,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES STAGE I, INC
         II.
    FORT MEADE:
        NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY WASHINGTON-            4,000             4,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPS1 SOUTH STAIR TOWER.
        NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY WASHINGTON--           7,901             7,901   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         POWER, SPACE, AND COOLING UTILITY
         MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PHII.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
            TOTAL, MARYLAND.................          252,330           264,530          +12,200                MASSACHUSETTSAIR FORCE:
    HANSCOM AFB:
        RENOVATE ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT       .................          12,800          +12,800   MR. KENNEDY
         FACILITY B1102C.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE:
        DIGITAL GROUND STATION INITIAL                  1,800             1,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATING CAPACITY BEDDOWN.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MASSACHUSETTS..............            1,800            14,600          +12,800                  MICHIGANARMY:
    DETROIT ARSENAL:
        GROUND SYSTEMS POWER AND ENERGY       .................          18,500          +18,500   MR. LEVIN/MS. STABENOW
         LABORATORY.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    LANSING:
        US PROPERTY AND FISCAL OFFICE AND     .................           4,239           +4,239   MR. LEVIN/MS. STABENOW
         READINESS CENTER RENOVATION.
    CAMP GRAYLING:
        INFANTRY PLATOON BATTLE COURSE W/     .................           2,450           +2,450   MR. LEVIN/MS. STABENOW
         CONVOY LIVE FIRE RANGE.
NAVY RESERVE:
    SELFRIDGE:
        RESERVE TRAINING CENTER.............            4,030             4,030   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MICHIGAN...................            4,030            29,219          +25,189                  MINNESOTAARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP RIPLEY:
        COMBINED ARMS COLLECTIVE TRAINING               4,850             4,850   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MINNESOTA..................            4,850             4,850   ...............                 MISSISSIPPINAVY:
    MERIDIAN NAVAL AIR STATION:
        FIRE STATION........................  .................           6,770           +6,770   MR. COCHRAN/MR. LOTT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER:
        SOF RIVERINE AND COMBATANT CRAFT      .................          10,200          +10,200   MR. COCHRAN/MR. LOTT
         OPERATIONS FACILITY.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP SHELBY:
        LIVE FIRE SHOOT HOUSE/URBAN ASSAULT   .................           4,000           +4,000   MR. COCHRAN/MR. LOTT
         COURSE.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MISSISSIPPI................  .................          20,970          +20,970                  MISSOURIARMY:
    FORT LEONARD WOOD:
        AUTOMATED MULTIPURPOSE MACHINE GUN    .................           4,150           +4,150   THE PRESIDENT
         RANGE (GROW THE FORCE).
        AUTOMATED PISTOL RANGE (GROW THE      .................           2,700           +2,700   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          26,000          +26,000   THE PRESIDENT
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER............  .................           7,000           +7,000   MR. BOND
        DINING FACILITY--BASIC COMBAT         .................          22,000          +22,000   THE PRESIDENT
         TRAINING COMPLEX (GROW THE FORCE).
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE RANGE..........            3,800             3,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE RANGE..........            4,000             4,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          56,000          +56,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    WHITEMAN AFB:
        ARMY AVIATION SUPPORT FACILITY......           30,000            30,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MISSOURI...................           37,800           155,650         +117,850                   MONTANAAIR FORCE:
    MALMSTROM AFB:
        CONSTRUCT COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTER.  .................           7,000           +7,000   MR. BAUCUS/MR. TESTER
ARMY RESERVE:
    BUTTE:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER/LAND............            7,629             7,629   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MONTANA....................            7,629            14,629           +7,000                  NEBRASKAAIR FORCE:
    OFFUTT AFB:
        ADD/ALTER INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON                16,952            16,952   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    LINCOLN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT:
        ADD/ALTER SECURITY FORCES             .................           8,900           +8,900   MR. BEN NELSON/MR. HAGEL
         COMMUNICATIONS COMPLEX.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEBRASKA...................           16,952            25,852           +8,900                   NEVADAARMY:
    HAWTHORNE ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT:
        GROUND WATER TREATMENT PLANT........           11,800            11,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY:
    FALLON NAVAL AIR STATION:
        RANGE IMPROVEMENTS B-20.............  .................          11,460          +11,460   MR. REID/MR. ENSIGN
AIR FORCE:
    NELLIS AFB:
        JOINT TERMINAL AIR CONTROL VIRTUAL    .................           4,950           +4,950   MR. REID/MR. ENSIGN
         TRAINING FACILITY.
AIR GUARD:
    RENO:
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE COMPLEX.........  .................           5,200           +5,200   MR. REID/MR. ENSIGN
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEVADA.....................           11,800            33,410          +21,610                NEW HAMPSHIREAIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE:
        WING HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONS AND      .................           8,900           +8,900   MR. GREGG/MR. SUNUNU
         TRAINING FACILITY.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEW HAMPSHIRE..............  .................           8,900           +8,900                 NEW JERSEYNAVY:
    LAKEHURST NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING STATION:
        JOINT INSTALLATION ROAD IMPROVEMENT.  .................           4,100           +4,100   MR. LAUTENBERG/MR. MENENDEZ
ARMY RESERVE:
    FORT DIX:
        COMBINED MAINTENANCE FACILITY.......           17,000            17,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEW JERSEY.................           17,000            21,100           +4,100                 NEW MEXICOARMY:
    WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE:
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          71,000          +71,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
AIR FORCE:
    CANNON AFB:
        ADD/ALTER HANGAR 09 FOR C-130.......            1,688             1,688   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    KIRTLAND AFB:
        PJ/CRO RESCUE AND RECOVERY TRAINING   .................          11,400          +11,400   MR. DOMENICI/MR. BINGAMAN
         CENTER.
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CANNON AFB:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES FLIGHT                7,500             7,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SIMULATOR FACILITY.
    KIRTLAND AFB:
        REPLACE FUEL UNLOAD FACILITY........            1,800             1,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEW MEXICO.................           10,988            93,388          +82,400                  NEW YORKARMY:
    FORT DRUM:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          61,000          +61,000   THE PRESIDENT
        BRIGADE COMPLEX MAINTENANCE FACILITY           44,000            44,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BRIGADE COMPLEX--BARRACKS/OPERATIONS           40,000            40,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BRIGADE COMPLEX--COMPANY OPERATIONS.           55,000            55,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES.............           12,000            12,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          41,000          +41,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          38,000          +38,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    FORT DRUM:
        MEDICAL CLINIC ADDITION/ALTERATION..           41,000            41,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    GABRESKI ANG BASE, WESTHAMPTON:
        PARARESCUE FACILITY PH 1............  .................           8,400           +8,400   MR. SCHUMER/MRS. CLINTON
ARMY RESERVE:
    FORT DRUM:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.................           15,923            15,923   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEW YORK...................          207,923           356,323         +148,400   ............................................               NORTH CAROLINAARMY:
    FORT BRAGG:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX, INCREMENT 3.......           47,400            47,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          73,000          +73,000   THE PRESIDENT
        BLOOD DONOR CENTER..................  .................           4,800           +4,800   MRS. DOLE
        INDOOR RANGE........................            4,800             4,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        STUDENT BARRACKS....................           51,000            51,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT MAINTENANCE FACILITY (GROW THE   .................          88,000          +88,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          54,000          +54,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
NAVY:
    CAMP LEJEUNE:
        ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION FACILITY.......           16,460            16,460   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS--4TH                29,970            29,970   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MARINE EXPEDITIONARY BRIGADE.
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS--FRENCH             27,800            27,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         CREEK.
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS--WOUNDED   .................          27,270          +27,270   THE PRESIDENT
         WARRIOR BATTALION (GROW THE FORCE).
        FIELD MEDICAL SERVICE SCHOOL........            8,080             8,080   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        LANDFILL CELL (GROW THE FORCE)......  .................          14,170          +14,170   THE PRESIDENT
        MAIN GATE PHYSICAL SECURITY UPGRADE   .................           7,920           +7,920   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
        MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND               9,170             9,170   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMMUNITY SUPPORT FACILITIES.
        MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND              14,480            14,480   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FITNESS CENTER/ TRAINING TANK.
        MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND              21,720            21,720   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SUPPORT FACILITY.
        MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND              12,590            12,590   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         TRAINING FACILITIES.
        MOUT ENHANCEMENTS...................           14,120            14,120   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        MULTI-PURPOSE MACHINE GUN RANGE--G10  .................          17,250          +17,250   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
        PHYSICAL SECURITY UPGRADES--PINEY     .................           6,660           +6,660   THE PRESIDENT
         GREEN (GROW THE FORCE).
        WASTEWATER SYSTEM MODIFICATION (GROW  .................           7,070           +7,070   THE PRESIDENT
         THE FORCE).
    CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION:
        HANGAR RENOVATION & FACILITY                   16,500            16,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         UPGRADES F/A18E/F.
        UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS/            12,110            12,110   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MAINTENANCE.
    NEW RIVER:
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS..........           22,530            22,530   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        HANGAR ADDITION (PHASE 2)...........           17,330            17,330   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        JET ENGINE TEST CELL................           14,570            14,570   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    NAVAL OUTLYING LANDING FIELD WASHINGTON
     COUNTY:
        FACILITIES & LAND ACQUISITION.......           10,060    ...............         -10,060   THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CAMP LEJEUNE:
        DELALIO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL--CONSTRUCT            2,014             2,014   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         GYMNASIUM.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES ACADEMIC              6,910             6,910   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INSTRUCTION FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES EQUIPMENT            10,800            10,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SUPPLY &             10,500            10,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PRE-DEPLOYMENT FACILITY.
    FORT BRAGG:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES                      39,250            39,250   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         HEADQUARTERS AND MOTOR POOL COMPLEX.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES OPERATIONS/           8,000             8,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INTELLIGENCE ADDITION.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NORTH CAROLINA.............          428,164           718,244         +290,080                NORTH DAKOTAAIR FORCE:
    GRAND FORKS AFB:
        CONTROL TOWER/RAPCON................  .................          13,000          +13,000   MR. DORGAN/MR. CONRAD
    MINOT AFB:
        DORMITORY (144 ROOM)................           18,200            18,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP GRAFTON:
        REGIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE PHASE 1   .................          33,416          +33,416   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NORTH DAKOTA...............           18,200            64,616          +46,416                    OHIODEFENSE-WIDE:
    COLUMBUS:
        DECENTRALIZE HEAT PLANT.............            4,000             4,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY RESERVE:
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB:
        RESERVE TRAINING CENTER.............           10,277            10,277   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OHIO.......................           14,277            14,277   ...............                  OKLAHOMAARMY:
    FORT SILL:
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE RANGE..........            2,900             2,900   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        MULTIPURPOSE MACHINE GUN RANGE......  .................           3,300           +3,300   MR. INHOFE
AIR FORCE:
    ALTUS AFB:
        C-17 SHEET METAL COMPOSITE SHOP.....            2,000             2,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    TINKER AFB:
        CONSOLIDATED FUEL OVERHAUL REPAIR &            34,600            34,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         TEST FACILITY.
    VANCE AFB:
        FUEL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE HANGAR......  .................           7,700           +7,700   MR. INHOFE
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OKLAHOMA...................           39,500            50,500          +11,000                   OREGONARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    ONTARIO:
        READINESS CENTER....................           11,000            11,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY RESERVE:
    PORTLAND:
        OPERATIONAL FACILITIES MOBILE                   1,900             1,900   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INSHORE UNDERSEA WARFARE UNIT 110/
         INSHORE BOAT UNIT 13.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OREGON.....................           12,900            12,900   ...............                PENNSYLVANIADEFENSE-WIDE:
    DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION DEPOT NEW
     CUMBERLAND:
        REPLACE CENTRAL HEAT PLANT..........           21,000            21,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CARLISLE:
        READINESS CENTER (STRYKER BRIGADE               7,800             7,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPANY TEAM (SBCT)).
    EAST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP:
        READINESS CENTER (SBCT).............            8,300             8,300   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP:
        AMMUNITION SUPPLY POINT UPGRADE                 9,500             9,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         (SBCT).
    GETTYSBURG:
        READINESS CENTER (SBCT).............            6,300             6,300   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    GRATERFORD:
        FIELD MAINTENANCE SHOP (SBCT).......            7,300             7,300   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    HANOVER:
        READINESS CENTER, ADDITION/                     5,500             5,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ALTERATION (SBCT).
    HAZELTON:
        READINESS CENTER ADDITION/ALTERATION            5,600             5,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         (SBCT).
    HOLIDAYSBURG:
        READINESS CENTER (SBCT).............            9,400             9,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    HUNTINGDON:
        READINESS CENTER (SBCT).............            7,500             7,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    KUTZTOWN:
        READINESS CENTER, ADDITION/                     6,800             6,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ALTERATION (SBCT).
    LEBANON:
        READINESS CENTER, ADDITION/                     7,800             7,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ALTERATION (SBCT).
    PHILADELPHIA:
        FIELD MAINTENANCE SHOP, ADDITION/               3,650             3,650   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ALTERATION (SBCT).
        READINESS CENTER, ALTERATION (SBCT).           10,000            10,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP:
        AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS SQUADRON                 6,400             6,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         BEDDOWN.
        OPERATIONS AND TRAINING FACILITY....  .................           6,300           +6,300   MR. SPECTER/MR. CASEY
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, PENNSYLVANIA...............          122,850           129,150           +6,300                RHODE ISLANDNAVY:
    NAVAL STATION NEWPORT:
        RECONSTRUCT WHARF BETWEEN PIERS 1&2.  .................           9,900           +9,900   MR. REED
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    EAST GREENWICH:
        READINESS CENTER....................            8,200             8,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    NORTH KINGSTOWN:
        ARMY AVIATION SUPPORT FACILITY......           33,000            33,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    QUONSET STATE AIRPORT:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS TRAINING FACILITY  .................           5,000           +5,000   MR. REED
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, RHODE ISLAND...............           41,200            56,100          +14,900               SOUTH CAROLINAARMY:
    FORT JACKSON:
        BASIC TRAINING COMPLEX (GROW THE      .................          85,000          +85,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
NAVY:
    BEAUFORT:
        FIRE STATION........................            6,800             6,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    PARRIS ISLAND:
        CONSOLIDATED DINING FACILITY (GROW    .................          24,430          +24,430   THE PRESIDENT
         THE FORCE).
        MOTOR TRANSPORTATION COMPLEX........            5,530             5,530   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        RECRUIT BARRACKS--3RD BATTALION                25,322            25,322   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         (PHASE 1).
AIR FORCE:
    CHARLESTON AFB:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER............  .................          11,000          +11,000   MR. GRAHAM
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, SOUTH CAROLINA.............           37,652           158,082         +120,430                SOUTH DAKOTAAIR FORCE:
    ELLSWORTH AFB:
        BASE CIVIL ENGINEER ADMINISTRATIVE    .................          16,600          +16,600   MR. JOHNSON/MR. THUNE
         FACILITY.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    JOE FOSS FIELD:
        BASE CIVIL ENGINEER MAINTENANCE       .................           7,900           +7,900   MR. JOHNSON/MR. THUNE
         COMPLEX.
NAVY RESERVE:
    SIOUX FALLS:
        JOINT ARMED FORCES RESERVE CENTER...            3,730             3,730   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, SOUTH DAKOTA...............            3,730            28,230          +24,500                  TENNESSEEAIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    MCGHEE-TYSON AIRPORT:
        MILSTAR BEDDOWN--RELOCATE BASE                  3,200             3,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ACCESS ROAD.
    MEMPHIS IAP:
        C-5 FINAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT....            6,676             6,676   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        C-5 GROUND RUN-UP ENCLOSURE.........            3,200             3,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        C-5 MUNITIONS STORAGE COMPLEX.......            1,500             1,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, TENNESSEE..................           14,576            14,576   ...............                    TEXASARMY:
    CAMP BULLIS:
        URBAN ASSAULT COURSE................            1,600             1,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT BLISS:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          11,400          +11,400   THE PRESIDENT
        HEALTH & DENTAL CLINIC (GROW THE      .................          16,500          +16,500   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          84,000          +84,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
    FORT HOOD:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER............  .................           7,400           +7,400   MRS. HUTCHISON/MR. CORNYN
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           47,000            47,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          45,000          +45,000   THE PRESIDENT
        UNITS OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW     .................          46,000          +46,000   THE PRESIDENT
         THE FORCE).
    FORT SAM HOUSTON:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................           6,600           +6,600   THE PRESIDENT
        BATTLE COMMAND TRAINING CENTER,                 1,950             1,950   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PHASE 1.
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          10,600          +10,600   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
    RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT:
        MANEUVER SYSTEMS SUSTAINMENT CENTER,            9,200             9,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PHASE 2.
NAVY:
    CORPUS CHRISTI:
        AVIATION TRAINER/SQUADRON OPERATIONS           14,290            14,290   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
AIR FORCE:
    LACKLAND AFB:
        BASIC EXPEDITIONARY AIRMAN SKILL               14,000            14,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         TRAINING PHASE 2.
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CAMP BULLIS:
        HEALTH CLINIC REPLACEMENT...........            7,400             7,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP BOWIE:
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE RANGE..........            1,500             1,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT WOLTERS:
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE RANGE..........            2,100             2,100   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY RESERVE:
    ELLINGTON FIELD:
        ARMED FORCES RESERVE CENTER BATTLE    .................          15,000          +15,000   MRS. HUTCHISON/MR. CORNYN
         PROJECTION CENTER (PHASE II).
    FORT WORTH:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.................           15,076            15,076   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY RESERVE:
    AUSTIN:
        RESERVE TRAINING CENTER.............            6,490             6,490   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT WORTH:
        AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT                 5,140             5,140   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PARKING FACILITY.
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER............            4,920             4,920   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        JOINT CONTROL TOWER.................           12,454            12,454   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, TEXAS......................          143,120           385,620         +242,500                    UTAHAIR FORCE:
    HILL AFB:
        AIRCRAFT POWER SYSTEMS REPAIR                   8,399             8,399   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
        CONSOLIDATED 388TH MUNITIONS FLIGHT   .................           9,200           +9,200   MR. BENNETT/MR. HATCH
         ADMINISTRATIVE/MAINTENANCE FACILITY.
        HYDRAULIC FLIGHT CONTROL FACILITY...            8,400             8,400   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    NORTH SALT LAKE:
        READINESS CENTER....................           12,200            12,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR FORCE RESERVE:
    HILL AFB:
        WING SUPPORT FACILITY...............            3,200             3,200   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, UTAH.......................           32,199            41,399           +9,200                   VERMONTARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    ETHAN ALLEN RANGE, JERICHO:
        MULTIPURPOSE MACHINE GUN RANGE......  .................           1,996           +1,996   MR. LEAHY/MR. SANDERS
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
        BASE SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS..........  .................           6,600           +6,600   MR. LEAHY/MR. SANDERS
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, VERMONT....................  .................           8,596           +8,596                  VIRGINIAARMY:
    FORT BELVOIR:
        DEFENSE ACCESS ROAD PHASE 3.........           13,000            13,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT EUSTIS:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          32,000          +32,000   THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          43,000          +43,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................           6,900           +6,900   THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................           9,800           +9,800   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
    FORT MYER:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          12,400          +12,400   THE PRESIDENT
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................           8,400           +8,400   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
NAVY:
    CHESAPEAKE:
        MOBILE USER OBJECTIVE SYSTEM                    8,450             8,450   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INSTALLATION.
    NORFOLK:
        E2/C2 AIRCREW TRAINING FACILITY.....           11,510            11,510   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        JOINT FORCES COMMAND, HEADQUARTERS,   .................          14,200          +14,200   MR. WARNER/MR. WEBB
         BUILDING ONE.
        MH-60S HANGAR & AIRFIELD                       53,850            53,850   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         IMPROVEMENTS.
    QUANTICO:
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS--MARINE             18,839            18,839   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SECURITY GUARD BATTALION
         HEADQUARTERS.
        STUDENT QUARTERS--THE BASIC SCHOOL             26,680            26,680   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         (PHASE 2).
        WARFARE PROGRAMS SUPPORT CENTER       .................           5,000           +5,000   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    DAM NECK:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES                      14,000            14,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONAL TRAINING FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES OPERATIONS           94,500            47,250          -47,250   THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY INCREMENT I.
    FORT BELVOIR:
        ENTRANCE GATE SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS.            5,000             5,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    LITTLE CREEK:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES                      51,000            51,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         HEADQUARTERS FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SEAL TEAM            34,000            34,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SPECIAL              14,000            14,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         BOAT TEAM OPERATIONS FACILITY.
    NORFOLK:
        ENVIRONMENTAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE               6,450             6,450   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         UNIT 2 REPLACEMENT.
    PENTAGON:
        PENTAGON RESERVATION ELECTRICAL                18,531    ...............         -18,531   THE PRESIDENT
         UPGRADES.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    FORT PICKETT:
        COMBAT PISTOL QUALIFICATION COURSE..            1,050             1,050   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        REGIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE PHASE 1   .................          25,161          +25,161   THE PRESIDENT
         (GROW THE FORCE).
    WINCHESTER:
        FIELD MAINTENANCE SHOP..............  .................           3,113           +3,113   MR. WARNER/MR. WEBB
NAVY RESERVE:
    QUANTICO:
        RESERVE CENTER ADDITIONS............            2,410             2,410   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, VIRGINIA...................          373,270           467,463          +94,193                 WASHINGTONARMY:
    FORT LEWIS:
        BARRACKS (GROW THE FORCE)...........  .................          32,000          +32,000   THE PRESIDENT
        BRIGADE COMPLEX, INCREMENT 2........          102,000           102,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        INDOOR RANGE........................            5,000             5,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        RAILROAD YARD UPGRADE (GROW THE       .................          14,600          +14,600   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          62,000          +62,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
        UNIT OPERATIONS FACILITIES (GROW THE  .................          51,000          +51,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FORCE).
    YAKIMA:
        DIGITAL MULTIPURPOSE RANGE COMPLEX..           29,000            29,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
NAVY:
    BANGOR:
        LIMITED AREA PRODUCTION & STORAGE              39,750            39,750   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPLEX INCREMENT IV.
    BREMERTON:
        BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS HOMEPORT            47,240            47,240   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ASHORE INCREMENT II.
        NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER MAINTENANCE           91,070            91,070   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PIER REPLACEMENT.
        MISSILE ASSEMBLY BUILDING 3.........           28,690            28,690   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    NAVAL STATION EVERETT:
        FLEET REGION READINESS CENTER.......  .................          10,940          +10,940   MRS. MURRAY
    WHIDBEY ISLAND:
        EA-18G FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS........           23,910            23,910   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    FORT LEWIS:
        MEDICAL/DENTAL CLINIC...............           21,000            21,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES BATTALION            47,000            47,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS COMPLEX.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SUPPORT              30,000            30,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         BATTALION COMPLEX.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WASHINGTON.................          464,660           635,200         +170,540                WEST VIRGINIAARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP DAWSON:
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE RANGE..........            4,500             4,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA REGIONAL AIRPORT--
     SHEPHERD:
    FIELD:
        C-5 FINAL INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE....            5,176             5,176   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        C-5 FUEL CELL MAINTENANCE HANGAR AND           26,000            26,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         SHOPS.
        C-5 PARKING APRON, PHASE 2..........  .................          12,000          +12,000   MR. BYRD
        C-5 SQUADRON OPERATIONS FACILITY....            7,600             7,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    YEAGER ANG BASE:
        REPLACE AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE HANGAR.  .................          17,300          +17,300   MR. BYRD
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WEST VIRGINIA..............           43,276            72,576          +29,300                  WISCONSINARMY RESERVE:
    ELLSWORTH:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER/LAND............            9,100             9,100   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    FORT MCCOY:
        REGIONAL MEDICAL TRAINING FACILITY..            8,523             8,523   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    TRUAX FIELD MADISON:
        ADD/ALTER FIRE CRASH/RESCUE STATION.  .................           7,000           +7,000   MR. KOHL
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WISCONSIN..................           17,623            24,623           +7,000                   WYOMINGAIR FORCE:
    F. E. WARREN AFB:
        RENOVATE HISTORIC DORMITORIES.......           14,600            14,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP GUERNSEY:
        QUALIFICATION TRAINING RANGE........            2,650             2,650   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WYOMING....................           17,250            17,250   ...............                 AFGHANISTANARMY:
    BAGRAM:
        ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING.............           13,800            13,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, AFGHANISTAN................           13,800            13,800   ...............               BAHRAIN ISLANDNAVY:
    SOUTHWEST ASIA:
        WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PHASE 1......           35,500            35,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    SOUTHWEST ASIA:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES OPERATIONS           19,000            19,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, BAHRAIN ISLAND.............           54,500            54,500   ...............  ............................................                   BELGIUMDEFENSE-WIDE:
    CASTEAU:
        BRUSSELS AMERCIAN SCHOOL ADDITION...            5,992             5,992   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, BELGIUM....................            5,992             5,992   ...............  ............................................                  BULGARIAARMY:
    NEVO SELO FORWARD OPERATING SITE:
        BASE CAMP...........................           61,000            61,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, BULGARIA...................           61,000            61,000   ...............  ............................................                DIEGO GARCIANAVY:    DIEGO GARCIA:
        SEWAGE LAGOON, AIR OPERATIONS.......            7,150             7,150   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DIEGO GARCIA...............            7,150             7,150   ...............  ............................................                  DJIBOUTINAVY:
    DJIBOUTI:
        FULL LENGTH TAXIWAY.................           15,490            15,490   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        FUEL FARM...........................            4,000             4,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        WESTERN TAXIWAY.....................            2,900    ...............          -2,900   THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DJIBOUTI...................           22,390            19,490           -2,900   ............................................                   GERMANYARMY:
    GRAFENWOEHR:
        BRIGADE COMPLEX--MAINTENANCE/                  34,000            34,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS.
        BRIGADE COMPLEX--MAINTENANCE/                  28,000            28,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS.
AIR FORCE:
    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE:
        DORMITORY--128 ROOM.................           14,949            14,949   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        FIRE TRAINING FACILITY..............            3,000             3,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        JOINT MOBILITY PROCESSING CENTER....           24,000            24,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        SMALL DIAMETER BOMB FACILITIES PHASE            6,260             6,260   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         2.
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE:
        RAMSTEIN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL                    5,393             5,393   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         ADDITION.
    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE:
        MEDICAL CLINIC REPLACEMENT..........           30,100            30,100   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    WEISBADEN:
        H.H. ARNOLD HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION....           15,379            15,379   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        HAINERBER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/WEIS                5,093             5,093   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MIDDLE SCHOOL ADDITION.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, GERMANY....................          166,174           166,174   ...............  ............................................                    GUAMNAVY:
    NAVAL BASE GUAM:
        FITNESS CENTER GUAM.................           45,250            30,000          -15,250   THE PRESIDENT
        HARDEN BASE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS......           59,420            59,420   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        KILO WHARF EXTENSION, INCREMENT I...          101,828            50,916          -50,912   THE PRESIDENT
        POTABLE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM              31,450            31,450   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PHASE 1.
        WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT REPAIRS &           40,870            40,870   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         UPGRADE.
AIR FORCE:
    ANDERSEN AFB:
        UPGRADE NORTHWEST FIELD                        10,000            10,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         INFRASTRUCTURE.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, GUAM.......................          288,818           222,656          -66,162   ............................................                  HONDURASARMY:
    HONDURAS VARIOUS:
        DINING FACILITY.....................            2,550             2,550   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, HONDURAS...................            2,550             2,550   ...............  ............................................                    ITALYARMY:
    VICENZA:
        BRIGADE COMPLEX--BARRACKS/COMMUNITY            86,000            43,000          -43,000   THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY INCREMENT I.
        BRIGADE COMPLEX--OPERATIONS SUPPORT            87,000            43,500          -43,500   THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY INCREMENT I.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ITALY......................          173,000            86,500          -86,500   ............................................                    JAPANNAVY:
    YOKOSUKA:
        WHARF UPGRADES (INCREMENTED)........            8,750             8,750   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, JAPAN......................            8,750             8,750   ...............  ............................................                    KOREAARMY:
    CAMP HUMPHREYS:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           22,000            22,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
        BARRACKS COMPLEX....................           35,000            35,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, KOREA......................           57,000            57,000   ...............  ............................................                    QATARAIR FORCE:
    AL UDEID:
        MULTI AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE HANGAR...           22,300            22,300   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    AL UDEID:
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES AIR                   8,332             8,332   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         OPERATIONS CENTER.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES AIRCRAFT             18,515            18,515   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         PARKING RAMP.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES OPERATIONS           18,908            18,908   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         COMPLEX.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES STORAGE               3,590             3,590   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES VEHICLE               3,507             3,507   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MAINTENANCE FACILITY.
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, QATAR......................           75,152            75,152   ...............  ............................................                   ROMANIAARMY:
    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU FOS:
        BASE CAMP, PHASE 2..................           12,600            12,600   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ROMANIA....................           12,600            12,600   ...............  ............................................                    SPAINAIR FORCE:
    MORON:
        TACTICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM DORM                1,800             1,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         (400 ROOM).
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, SPAIN......................            1,800             1,800   ...............  ............................................               UNITED KINGDOMAIR FORCE:
    MENWITH HILL STATION:
        ADD/ALTER OPERATIONS AND TECHNICAL             31,000            31,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         FACILITY.
        POWER AVAILABILITY & INFRASTRUCTURE            10,000            10,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         IMPROVEMENTS.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH:
        F-15C SQUAD OPERATIONS/AIRCRAFT                15,500            15,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
         MAINTENANCE UNIT.
        SMALL DIAMETER BOMB-STORAGE IGLOO...            1,800             1,800   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, UNITED KINGDOM.............           58,300            58,300   ...............  ............................................NATO SECURITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM............          201,400           201,400   ...............  ............................................            WORLDWIDE CLASSIFIEDAIR FORCE:
    SPECIAL EVALUATION PROGRAM..............            4,051             2,439           -1,612   THE PRESIDENT
    SPECIAL EVALUATION PROGRAM..............            9,889             9,889   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
    CLASSIFIED MILCON PROJECT...............            1,500             1,500   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CLASSIFIED MILCON PROJECT...............            1,887             1,887   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WORLDWIDE CLASSIFIED.......           17,327            15,715           -1,612   ............................................            WORLDWIDE UNSPECIFIEDARMY:
    GROW THE FORCE..........................        1,608,129    ...............      -1,608,129
    HOST NATION SUPPORT.....................           23,000            23,000   ...............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION......................           23,000            25,900           +2,900
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................          458,468            84,670         -373,798
    PLANNING AND DESIGN (GROW THE FORCE)....  .................         232,479         +232,479
NAVY:
    GROW THE FORCE..........................          361,120    ...............        -361,120
    WHARF UTILITIES UPGRADE.................            8,900             8,900   ...............
    HOST NATION INFRASTRUCTURE..............            2,700             2,700   ...............
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................          110,167            93,466          -16,701
    MARINE CORPS PLANNING AND DESIGN (GROW    .................          21,792          +21,792
     THE FORCE).
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION......................           10,000            17,000           +7,000
AIR FORCE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................           51,587            64,958          +13,371
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION......................           15,000            15,000   ...............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CONTINGENCY CONSTRUCTION................           10,000            10,000   ...............
    ENERGY CONSERVATION INVESTMENT PROGRAM..           70,000            85,000          +15,000
    PLANNING AND DESIGN:
        DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPENDENT                 3,400             3,400   ...............
         EDUCATION.
        NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY............           26,749            26,749   ...............
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND..........           19,679            19,679   ...............
        TRICARE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY.........           69,000            69,000   ...............
        UNDISTRIBUTED.......................           35,900            35,900   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          SUBTOTAL, PLANNING AND DESIGN.....          154,728           154,728   ...............    UNSPECIFIED MINOR CONSTRUCTION:
        DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY............            4,100             4,100   ...............
        DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPENDENT                   666               666   ...............
         EDUCATION.
        THE JOINT STAFF.....................            8,753             8,753   ...............
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND..........            3,693             3,693   ...............
        TRICARE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY.........            3,499             3,499   ...............
        UNDISTRIBUTED.......................            3,000             3,000   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
          SUBTOTAL, UNSPECIFIED MINOR                  23,711            23,711   ...............
           CONSTRUCTION.ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    GROW THE FORCE..........................           77,000    ...............         -77,000
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................           43,841            40,017           -3,824
    PLANNING AND DESIGN (GROW THE FORCE)....  .................          17,000          +17,000
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION......................            8,700            22,600          +13,900
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................            7,965            20,943          +12,978
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION......................            6,500             7,400             +900
ARMY RESERVE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................           10,958            11,698             +740
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION......................            3,000             6,000           +3,000
NAVY RESERVE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................            2,219             2,219   ...............
AIR FORCE RESERVE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.....................            3,500             4,500           +1,000
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION......................            4,909             4,909   ...............
    RESCISSION..............................  .................          -3,100           -3,100
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, WORLDWIDE UNSPECIFIED..........        3,099,102           997,490       -2,101,612            FAMILY HOUSING, ARMYGERMANY:
    ANSBACH (URLAS TRAINING AREA)...........           52,000            52,000   ...............  THE PRESIDENTCONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS...................          365,400            99,400         -266,000
CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS (GROW THE FORCE)..  .................         266,000         +266,000
PLANNING AND DESIGN.........................            2,000             2,000   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, CONSTRUCTION................          419,400           419,400   ...............OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT.......................          145,366           145,366   ...............
    SERVICES ACCOUNT........................           29,500            29,500   ...............
    MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT......................           64,864            53,007          -11,857
    OPERATIONS (GROW THE FORCE).............  .................          11,857          +11,857
    MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT...................           12,985            12,985   ...............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT.....................           31,940            31,940   ...............
    LEASING.................................          206,129           206,129   ...............
    MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY............          215,585           215,585   ...............
    PRIVATIZATION SUPPORT COSTS.............           36,551            36,551   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE...          742,920           742,920   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, FAMILY HOUSING, ARMY...........        1,162,320         1,162,320   ...............    FAMILY HOUSING, NAVY AND MARINE CORPSGUAM:
    NAVAL BASE GUAM--OLD APRA PHASE II (73             57,167            47,167          -10,000   THE PRESIDENT
     UNITS).
CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS...................          237,990           162,990          -75,000
USMC FAMILY HOUSING (GROW THE FORCE)........  .................          75,000          +75,000
PLANNING AND DESIGN.........................            3,172             3,172   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, CONSTRUCTION................          298,329           288,329          -10,000OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT.......................           41,802            41,802   ...............
    SERVICES ACCOUNT........................           13,155            13,155   ...............
    MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT......................           59,422            59,422   ...............
    MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT...................              640               640   ...............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT.....................           14,962            14,962   ...............
    LEASING.................................          141,757           141,757   ...............
    MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY............           70,678            70,678   ...............
    PRIVATIZATION SUPPORT COSTS.............           28,988            28,988   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE...          371,404           371,404   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, FAMILY HOUSING, NAVY AND MARINE          669,733           659,733          -10,000
       CORPS.          FAMILY HOUSING, AIR FORCEGERMANY:
    RAMSTEIN (117 UNITS)....................           56,275            56,275   ...............  THE PRESIDENT
CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS...................          294,262           294,262   ...............
PLANNING AND DESIGN.........................           12,210            12,210   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, CONSTRUCTION................          362,747           362,747   ...............OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT.......................          100,176           100,176   ...............
    MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT......................           56,736            56,736   ...............
    SERVICES ACCOUNT........................           20,673            20,673   ...............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT.....................           43,472            43,472   ...............
    MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT...................            1,960             1,960   ...............
    LEASING.................................          114,394           114,394   ...............
    MAINTENANCE.............................          298,465           298,465   ...............
    DEBT ACCOUNT............................                1                 1   ...............
    PRIVATIZATION SUPPORT COSTS.............           52,458            52,458   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE...          688,335           688,335   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, FAMILY HOUSING, AIR FORCE......        1,051,082         1,051,082   ...............        FAMILY HOUSING, DEFENSE-WIDEOPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT (NSA).................                7                 7   ...............
    OPERATIONS ACCOUNT (NSA)................               27                27   ...............
    LEASING (NSA)...........................           10,534            10,534   ...............
    MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY (NSA)......               70                70   ...............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT (DIA)...............            4,274             4,274   ...............
    LEASING (DIA)...........................           32,662            32,662   ...............
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT (DLA).................              445               445   ...............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT (DLA)...............              104               104   ...............
    SERVICES ACCOUNT (DLA)..................               49                49   ...............
    MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT (DLA)................              410               410   ...............
    MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY (DLA)......              266               266   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE...           48,848            48,848   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, FAMILY HOUSING, DEFENSE-WIDE...           48,848            48,848   ...............DOD FAMILY HOUSING IMPROVEMENT FUND.........              500               500   ...............        BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSUREBASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE ACCOUNT, 1990..          220,689           320,689         +100,000
BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE ACCOUNT, 2005..        8,174,315         8,174,315   ...............
                                             -----------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE...        8,395,004         8,495,004         +100,000
                                             =====================================================
      GRAND TOTAL...........................       21,165,182        21,556,664         +391,482
                                             =====================================================                    RECAPARMY........................................        4,039,197         3,928,149         -111,048
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.......................        2,104,276         2,168,315          +64,039
AIR FORCE...................................          912,109         1,048,518         +136,409
DEFENSE-WIDE................................        1,799,336         1,758,755          -40,581
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.........................          404,291           478,836          +74,545
AIR NATIONAL GUARD..........................           85,517           228,995         +143,478
ARMY RESERVE................................          119,684           138,424          +18,740
NAVY RESERVE................................           59,150            59,150   ...............
AIR FORCE RESERVE...........................           26,559            27,559           +1,000
    RESCISSION..............................  .................          -3,100           -3,100
NATO INFRASTRUCTURE.........................          201,400           201,400   ...............
FAMILY HOUSING, ARMY........................        1,162,320         1,162,320   ...............
    (CONSTRUCTION)..........................         (419,400)         (419,400)  ...............
    (OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE).............         (742,920)         (742,920)  ...............
FAMILY HOUSING, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.......          669,733           659,733          -10,000
    (CONSTRUCTION)..........................         (298,329)         (288,329)        (-10,000)
    (OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE).............         (371,404)         (371,404)  ...............
FAMILY HOUSING, AIR FORCE...................        1,051,082         1,051,082   ...............
    (CONSTRUCTION)..........................         (362,747)         (362,747)  ...............
    (OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE).............         (688,335)         (688,335)  ...............
FAMILY HOUSING, DEFENSE-WIDE................           48,848            48,848   ...............
    (CONSTRUCTION)..........................  .................  ...............  ...............
    (OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE).............          (48,848)          (48,848)  ...............
CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION CONSTRUCTION......           86,176           104,176          +18,000
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FAMILY HOUSING                      500               500   ...............
 IMPROVEMENT FUND..
BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE................        8,395,004         8,495,004         +100,000
                                             =====================================================
      GRAND TOTAL...........................       21,165,182        21,556,664         +391,482
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  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2008
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                         Senate Committee recommendation compared with (+ or
                                                                                                                                  -)
             Item                     2007              Budget        House allowance      Committee    -----------------------------------------------------
                                  appropriation   estimate        deg.         recommendation         2007              Budget            House
                                                                                                           appropriation   estimate  allowance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEMilitary construction, Army...        2,013,000          4,039,197         3,928,149        +1,915,149          -111,048
    Emergency appropriations..        1,255,890   .................  ................       -1,255,890   ................
    Rescissions...............          -43,348   .................  ................          +43,348   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................        3,225,542          4,039,197         3,928,149          +702,607          -111,048Military construction, Navy           1,129,000          2,104,276         2,168,315        +1,039,315           +64,039
 and Marine Corps.............
    Emergency appropriations..          370,990   .................  ................         -370,990   ................
    Rescissions...............          -27,500   .................  ................          +27,500   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................        1,472,490          2,104,276         2,168,315          +695,825           +64,039Military construction, Air            1,083,000            912,109         1,048,518           -34,482          +136,409
 Force........................
    Emergency appropriations..           43,300   .................  ................          -43,300   ................
    Rescissions...............           -2,694   .................  ................           +2,694   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................        1,123,606            912,109         1,048,518           -75,088          +136,409Military construction, Defense-       1,127,000          1,799,336         1,758,755          +631,755           -40,581
 Wide.........................
    Rescissions...............         -110,229   .................  ................         +110,229   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................        1,016,771          1,799,336         1,758,755          +741,984           -40,581
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Active components        6,838,409          8,854,918         8,903,737        +2,065,328           +48,819Military construction, Army             473,000            404,291           478,836            +5,836           +74,545
 National Guard...............
    Rescissions...............           -2,129   .................  ................           +2,129   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................          470,871            404,291           478,836            +7,965           +74,545Military construction, Air              126,000             85,517           228,995          +102,995          +143,478
 National Guard...............
Military construction, Army             166,000            119,684           138,424           -27,576           +18,740
 Reserve......................
Military construction, Navy              43,000             59,150            59,150           +16,150   ................
 Reserve......................
Military construction, Air               45,000             26,559            27,559           -17,441            +1,000
 Force Reserve................
    Rescissions...............  ................  .................           -3,100            -3,100            -3,100
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Reserve                    850,871            695,201           929,864           +78,993          +234,663
       components.............
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Military                 7,689,280          9,550,119         9,833,601        +2,144,321          +283,482
       construction...........
          Appropriations......       (6,205,000)        (9,550,119)       (9,836,701)      (+3,631,701)        (+286,582)
          Emergency                  (1,670,180)  .................  ................      (-1,670,180)  ................
           appropriations.....
          Rescissions.........        (-185,900)  .................          (-3,100)        (+182,800)          (-3,100)North Atlantic Treaty                   204,789            201,400           201,400            -3,389   ................
 Organization Security
 Investment Program...........Family housing construction,            579,000            419,400           419,400          -159,600   ................
 Army.........................
Family housing operation and            671,000            742,920           742,920           +71,920   ................
 maintenance, Army............
Family housing construction,            305,000            298,329           288,329           -16,671           -10,000
 Navy and Marine Corps........
Family housing operation and            505,000            371,404           371,404          -133,596   ................
 maintenance, Navy and Marine
 Corps........................
Family housing construction,          1,168,000            362,747           362,747          -805,253   ................
 Air Force....................
    Rescissions...............          -18,000   .................  ................          +18,000   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................        1,150,000            362,747           362,747          -787,253   ................Family housing operation and            750,000            688,335           688,335           -61,665   ................
 maintenance, Air Force.......
Family housing construction,              9,000   .................  ................           -9,000   ................
 Defense-Wide.................
Family housing operation and             49,000             48,848            48,848              -152   ................
 maintenance, Defense-Wide....
Department of Defense Family              2,475                500               500            -1,975   ................
 Housing Improvement Fund.....
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Family housing...        4,020,475          2,932,483         2,922,483        -1,097,992           -10,000
          Appropriations......       (4,038,475)        (2,932,483)       (2,922,483)      (-1,115,992)         (-10,000)
          Rescissions.........         (-18,000)  .................  ................         (+18,000)  ................Chemical demilitarization               131,000             86,176           104,176           -26,824           +18,000
 construction, Defense-Wide...Base realignment and closure:
    Base realignment and                252,279            220,689           320,689           +68,410          +100,000
     closure account, 1990....
    Base realignment and              2,489,421          8,174,315         8,174,315        +5,684,894   ................
     closure account, 2005....
    Emergency appropriations..        3,136,802   .................  ................       -3,136,802   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Base realignment         5,878,502          8,395,004         8,495,004        +2,616,502          +100,000
       and closure............
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, title I..........       17,924,046         21,165,182        21,556,664        +3,632,618          +391,482
          Appropriations......      (13,320,964)       (21,165,182)      (21,559,764)      (+8,238,800)        (+394,582)
          Emergency                  (4,806,982)  .................  ................      (-4,806,982)  ................
           appropriations.....
          Rescissions.........        (-203,900)  .................          (-3,100)        (+200,800)          (-3,100)    TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF
       VETERANS AFFAIRS       Veterans Benefits
        AdministrationCompensation and pensions.....       38,007,095         41,236,322        41,236,322        +3,229,227   ................
Readjustment benefits.........        3,262,006          3,300,289         3,300,289           +38,283   ................
Veterans insurance and                   49,850             41,250            41,250            -8,600   ................
 indemnities..................
Veterans housing benefit                 66,234             17,389            17,389           -48,845   ................
 program fund program account
 (indefinite).................
    (Limitation on direct                  (500)              (500)             (500)  ................  ................
     loans)...................
    Credit subsidy............         -100,000           -108,000          -108,000            -8,000   ................
    Administrative expenses...          154,284            154,562           154,562              +278   ................
Vocational rehabilitation                    53                 71                71               +18   ................
 loans program account........
    (Limitation on direct                (4,242)            (3,287)           (3,287)            (-955)  ................
     loans)...................
    Administrative expenses...              305                311               311                +6   ................
Native American veteran                     584                628               628               +44   ................
 housing loan program account.
    (Limitation on direct               (30,000)  .................  ................         (-30,000)  ................
     loans)...................
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      Total, Veterans Benefits       41,440,411         44,642,822        44,642,822        +3,202,411   ................
       Administration.........
                               =========================================================================================================================
Veterans Health AdministrationMedical services..............       25,518,254         27,167,671        28,979,220        +3,460,966        +1,811,549
    Emergency appropriations..          466,778   .................  ................         -466,778   ................
Medical administration........        3,177,968          3,442,000         3,642,000          +464,032          +200,000
    Emergency appropriations..          250,000   .................  ................         -250,000   ................
Medical facilities............        3,569,533          3,592,000         4,092,000          +522,467          +500,000
    Emergency appropriations..          595,000   .................  ................         -595,000   ................
Medical and prosthetic                  413,980            411,000           500,000           +86,020           +89,000
 research.....................
    Emergency appropriations..           32,500   .................  ................          -32,500   ................
Medical care cost recovery
 collections:
    Offsetting collections....       -2,329,000         -2,414,000        -2,414,000           -85,000   ................
    Appropriations                    2,329,000          2,414,000         2,414,000           +85,000   ................
     (indefinite).............
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      Total, Veterans Health         34,024,013         34,612,671        37,213,220        +3,189,207        +2,600,549
       Administration.........       National Cemetery
        AdministrationNational Cemetery                       160,747            166,809           217,709           +56,962           +50,900
 Administration...............  Departmental AdministrationGeneral operating expenses....        1,481,473          1,471,837         1,612,031          +130,558          +140,194
    Emergency appropriations..           83,200   .................  ................          -83,200   ................
Information technology systems        1,214,000          1,859,217         1,898,000          +684,000           +38,783
    Emergency appropriations..           35,100   .................  ................          -35,100   ................
Office of Inspector General...           73,066             72,599            88,700           +15,634           +16,101
Construction, major projects..          399,000            727,400           727,400          +328,400   ................
Construction, minor projects..          198,937            233,396           751,398          +552,461          +518,002
    Emergency appropriations..          340,485   .................  ................         -340,485   ................
    Rescissions (emergency              -14,485   .................  ................          +14,485   ................
     appropriations)..........
Grants for construction of               85,000             85,000           250,000          +165,000          +165,000
 State extended care
 facilities...................
Grants for the construction of           32,000             32,000           100,000           +68,000           +68,000
 State veterans cemeteries....
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental             3,927,776          4,481,449         5,427,529        +1,499,753          +946,080
       Administration.........
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, title II.........       79,552,947         83,903,751        87,501,280        +7,948,333        +3,597,529
              Appropriations..      (77,764,369)       (83,903,751)      (87,501,280)      (+9,736,911)      (+3,597,529)
              Emergency              (1,803,063)  .................  ................      (-1,803,063)  ................
               appropriations.
              Rescissions              (-14,485)  .................  ................         (+14,485)  ................
               (emergency
               appropriations)
                               =========================================================================================================================
        (Limitation on direct           (34,742)            (3,787)           (3,787)         (-30,955)  ................
         loans)...............
                               =========================================================================================================================
Discretionary.................       38,267,762         39,416,501        43,014,030        +4,746,268        +3,597,529
Mandatory.....................       41,285,185         44,487,250        44,487,250        +3,202,065   ................
                               =========================================================================================================================
  TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES   American Battle Monuments
          CommissionSalaries and expenses.........           37,000             42,100            45,600            +8,600            +3,500
Foreign currency fluctuations             5,000             11,000            11,000            +6,000   ................
 account......................
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      Total, American Battle             42,000             53,100            56,600           +14,600            +3,500
       Monuments Commission...   U.S. Court of Appeals for
        Veterans ClaimsSalaries and expenses.........           20,189             21,217            24,217            +4,028            +3,000 Department of Defense--Civil   Cemeterial Expenses, ArmySalaries and expenses.........           30,000             26,892            31,865            +1,865            +4,973 Armed Forces Retirement HomeOperation and maintenance.....           55,991             55,724            55,724              -267   ................
Capital program...............            1,236   .................  ................           -1,236   ................
General fund appropriation....  ................             5,900             5,900            +5,900   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Armed Forces                57,227             61,624            61,624            +4,397   ................
       Retirement Home........
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, title III........          149,416            162,833           174,306           +24,890           +11,473
          Appropriations......         (149,416)          (162,833)         (174,306)         (+24,890)         (+11,473)
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Grand total.............       97,626,409        105,231,766       109,232,250       +11,605,841        +4,000,484
          Appropriations......      (91,234,749)      (105,231,766)     (109,235,350)     (+18,000,601)      (+4,003,584)
          Emergency                  (6,610,045)  .................  ................      (-6,610,045)  ................
           appropriations.....
          Rescissions.........        (-203,900)  .................          (-3,100)        (+200,800)          (-3,100)
          Rescissions                  (-14,485)  .................  ................         (+14,485)  ................
           (emergency
           appropriations)....
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