Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 6.djvu/109

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—APR. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 3165 providing a quality education to all students, including children with disabilities; (4) the current level of Federal funding to States and localities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is contrary to the goal of ensuring that children with disabilities receive a quality education; (5) the Federal Government has failed to appropriate 40 percent of the national average per pupil expenditure per child with a disability as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to assist States and localities to educate children with disabilities; and (6) the levels in function 500 (Education) for fiscal year 2001 assume sufficient discretionary budget authority to accommodate fiscal year 2001 appropriations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, at least $2,000,000,000 above such funding levels appropriated in fiscal year 2000. (b) SENSE OF THE HOUSE. — It is the sense of the House that— (1) function 500 (Education) levels assume at least a $2,000,000,000 increase in fiscal year 2001 over the current fiscal year to reflect the commitment of Congress to appropriate 40 percent of the national per pupil expenditure for children with disabilities by a date certain; (2) Congress and the President should increase fiscal year 2001 funding for programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by at least $2,000,000,000 above fiscal year 2000 appropriated levels; (3) Congress and the President should give programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act the highest priority among Federal elementary and secondary education programs by meeting the commitment to fund the maximum State grant allocation for educating children with disabilities under such Act prior to authorizing or appropriating funds for any new education initiative; (4) Congress and the President may consider, if new or increased funding is authorized or appropriated for any elementary and secondary education initiative that directs funds to local educational agencies, providing the flexibility in such authorization or appropriation necessary to allow local educational agencies the authority to use such funds for programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; and (5) if a local educational agency chooses to utilize the authority under section 613(a)(2)(C)(i) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to treat as local funds up to 20 percent of the amount of funds the agency receives under part B of such Act that exceeds the amount it received under that part for the previous fiscal year, then the agency should use those local funds to provide additional funding for any Federal, State, or local education program. SEC. 321. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING HCFA DRAFT GUIDE- LINES. (a) FINDINGS. —The House finds that— (1) on February 15, 2000, the Health Care Financing Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services issued a draft Medicaid School-Based Administrative Claiming (MAC) Guide; and