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[121 STAT. 2628]
[121 STAT. 2628]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 2628

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 17, 2007

SEC. 402. POLICY ON DEFENSE PRIORITIES.

It is the policy of this resolution that— (1) implementing the recommendation of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (commonly referred to as the 9/11 Commission) to adequately fund cooperative threat reduction and nuclear nonproliferation programs should receive higher priority than the President’s budget provides; (2) TRICARE fees for military retirees under the age of 65 should remain at current levels; (3) military pay and benefits should be enhanced to improve retention of experienced personnel; (4) the recommendations of the bipartisan ‘‘Walter Reed Commission’’ (the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors) and other United States Government investigations into military healthcare facilities and services should be funded; (5) higher priority defense needs could be addressed by funding missile defense at an adequate but lower level, not providing funding for development of space-based missile defense interceptors, and by restraining excessive cost and schedule growth in defense research, development and procurement programs; (6) sufficient resources should be provided for the Department of Defense to do a more careful job of addressing as many as possible of the 1,378 unimplemented recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office over the last 6 years to improve practices at the Department of Defense, including investigation of the billions of dollars of obligations, disbursements and overcharges for which the Department of Defense cannot account; and (7) savings from the actions recommended in paragraphs (5) and (6) of this section should be used to fund the priorities identified in paragraphs (1) through (4) in this section. SEC. 403. POLICY ON COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY.

It is the policy of this resolution that nothing in this resolution should be construed to reduce any assistance that makes college more affordable for students, including but not limited to assistance to student aid programs run by nonprofit state agencies.

TITLE V—SENSE OF THE HOUSE AND SENSE OF CONGRESS SEC. 501. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON SERVICEMEMBERS’ AND VETERANS’ HEALTH CARE AND OTHER PRIORITIES.

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It is the sense of Congress that— (1) Congress supports excellent health care for current and former members of the United States Armed Services, who have served well and honorably and have made significant sacrifices for this Nation; (2) this resolution provides $43,125,000,000 in discretionary budget authority for 2008 for Function 700 (Veterans Benefits and Services), including veterans’ health care, which is $6,668,000,000 more than the 2007 level, $5,474,000,000 more

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