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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—APR. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 3171 (2) Congress should strengthen ongoing programs which address education and prevention, testing, the care of AIDS orphans, and improving home and community-based care options for those living with AIDS; and (3) Congress should seek additional or new tools to combat the epidemic, including initiatives to encourage vaccine development and programs aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of the disease. SEC. 348. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING TRIBAL COLLEGES. It is the sense of the Senate that the levels in this resolution assume that— (1) the Senate recognizes the funding difficulties faced by tribal colleges and assumes that priority consideration will be provided to them through funding for the Tribally Controlled College and University Act, the 1994 Land Grant Institutions, and title III of the Higher Education Act; and (2) such priority consideration reflects Congress' intent to continue work toward current statutory Federal funding goals for the tribal colleges. SEC. 349. SENSE OF THE SENATE TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM THE MARRIAGE PENALTY. It is the sense of the Senate that the level in this budget resolution assume that Congress shall— (1) pass marriage penalty tax relief legislation that begins a phase down of this penalty in 2001; (2) consider such legislation prior to April 15, 2000. SEC. 350. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON THE CONTINUED USE OF FEDERAL FUEL TAXES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITA- TION OF OUR NATION'S HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND TRAN- SIT SYSTEMS. It is the sense of the Senate that the functional totals in this budget resolution do not assume the reduction of any Federal gasoline taxes on either a temporary or permanent basis. SEC. 351. SENSE OF THE SENATE CONCERNING THE PRICE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE UNITED STATES. It is the sense of the Senate that the budgetary levels in this resolution assume that the cost disparity between identical prescription drugs sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico should be reduced or eliminated. SEC. 352. SENSE OF THE SENATE AGAINST FEDERAL FUNDING OF SMOKE SHOPS. It is the sense of the Senate that the budget levels in this resolution assume that no Federal funds may be used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide any grant or other assistance to construct, operate, or otherwise benefit a smoke shop or other tobacco outlet. SEC. 353. SENSE OF THE SENATE CONCERNING INVESTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUNDS. It is the sense of the Senate that the assumptions underlying the functional totals in this resolution assume that the Federal Government should not directly invest contributions made to the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund established under section