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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—APR. 15, 1999 113 STAT. 1997 available under the Medicare+Choice program and have access to high quality skilled nursing services, home health care services, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services in rural areas. SEC. 326. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT. It is the sense of the Senate that the levels in this concurrent resolution assume that— (1) significant resources should be provided for strong law enforcement and aggressive crimefighting programs and that funding in fiscal year 2000 for critical programs should be equal to or greater than funding for these programs in 1999; (2) critical programs include— (A) State and local law enforcement assistance, especially with respect to the development and integration of anticrime technology systems and upigrading forensic laboratories and the information and communications infrastructures upon which they rely; (B) continuing efforts to reduce violent crime; and (C) significant expansion of intensive Federal firearms > prosecutions projects such as the ongoing programs in Richmond and Philadelphia into America's most crime plagued cities; and (3) the existence of a strong Federal drug control policy is essential in order to reduce the supplies of illegal drugs internationaly and to reduce the number- of children who are exposed to or addicted to illegal drugs and this can be furthered by- (A) investments in programs authorized in the Western Hemisphere Drug Elimination Act arid the proposed Drug Free Century Act; and (B) securing adequate resources land authority for the United States Customs Service in any legislation reauthorizing the Service. SEC. 327. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON IMPROVING SECURITY FOR UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS. It is the sense of the Senate that the levels in this concurrent resolution assume that— (1) there is an urgent and ongoing requirement to improve security for United States diplomatic missions and personnel abroad; and (2) additional budgetary resources should be devoted to programs within function 150 to enable successful international leadership by the United States. SEC. 328. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON INCREASED FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:. It is the sense of the Senate that the levels in this concurrent resolution and legislation enacted pursuant to this concurrent resolution assume that— (1) there shall be a continuation of the pattern of budgetary increases for biomedical research; and (2) additional resources should be targeted towards autism research.