Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 6.djvu/106

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114 STAT. 3162 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—APR. 13, 2000 consistent with the applicable provisions of H.R. 853, the Comprehensive Budget Process Reform Act of 1999, that could be incorporated into the Rules of the House of Representatives and the Standing Rules of the Senate. SEC. 313. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON ESTIMATES OF THE IMPACT OF REGULATIONS ON THE PRIVATE SECTOR. (a) FINDINGS. —The House fmds that— (1) the Federal regulatory system sometimes adversely affects many Americans and businesses by imposing financial burdens with little corresponding public benefit; (2) currently, Congress has no general mechanism for assessing the financial impact of regulatory activities on the private sector; (3) Congress is ultimately responsible for making sure agencies act in accordance with congressional intent and, while the executive branch is responsible for promulgating regulations. Congress should curb ineffective regulations by using its oversight and regulatory powers; and (4) a variety of reforms have been suggested to increase congressional oversight over regulatory activity, including directing the President to prepare an annual accounting statement containing several cost/benefit analyses, recommendations to reform inefficient regulatory programs, and an identification and analysis of duplications and inconsistencies among such programs. (b) SENSE OF THE HOUSE. — It is the sense of the House that the House should reclaim its role as reformer and take the first step toward curbing inefficient regulatory activity by passing legislation authorizing the Congressional Budget Office to prepare regular estimates on the impact of proposed Federal regulations on the private sector. SEC. 314. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON BIENNIAL BUDGETING. It is the sense of the House that there is a wide range of views on the advisability of biennial budgeting and this issue should be considered only within the context of comprehensive budget process reform. SEC. 315. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCE AND PRESERVING HOME HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES. (a) ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCE.— (1) FINDINGS.— The House finds that— (A) 44.4 million Americans are currently without health insurance, and that this number is expected to rise to nearly 60 million people in the next 10 years; (B) the cost of health insurance continues to rise, a key factor in increasing the number of uninsured; and (C) there is a consensus that working Americans and their families will suffer from reduced access to health insurance. (2) SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE. —It is the sense of the House that access to affordable health care coverage for all Americans is a priority of the 106th Congress. (b) PRESERVING HOME HEALTH SERVICE FOR ALL MEDICARE BENE- FICIARIES. —