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106 STAT. 5188 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 21, 1992 that Government can invest in its resources", and recommended that to achieve the national education goal established by the President and Governors that by the year 2000 all children snould start school ready to learn, "... we need to set a related goal: Every woman, imant, and child who is eligible for WIG in 1995 and later years will be served by the program, (5) less than 60 percent of the eligible women, infants, and children are served by the program due to funding limitations; (6) a funding level of $3,000,000,000 in fiscal year 1993 is needed to remain on the 5-year path embarked upon by the Congress last year to reach full funding consistent with the GEO s recommendation; and (7) a recent United States Department of Agriculture study has demonstrated that the prenatal component of WIG reduces Medicaid costs by between $1.92 and $4.21 for each dollar invested in it, and studies issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research have found WIG to be one of the most cost-effective means of reducing infant mortality and indicate WIG also may produce long-term savings in special education costs. (b) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. —It is the sense of the Congress that the WIG program should be funded at $3,000,000,000 for fiscal year 1993. SEC. 18. DEFENSE INDUSTRY CONVERSION. (a) FINDINGS. —Congress finds that— (1) the Office of Technology Assessment estimates that, during the period beginning in 1991 and ending in 1995, between 530,000 and 620,000 employees of private, defense-related industries in the United States will oecome unemployed as a result of reductions in such spending; (2) the retredning and reemployment of such members, civilian employees, and employees oi private industry is critical to the capability of the private aerospace and defense industries of the United States to develop, commercialize, and market nondefense products and technologies; and (3) the capability of such industries to develop, commercialize, and market nondefense products and technologies will play a critical role in ensuring the long-term economic prosperity of such industries and the United States. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS. —It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) no less than $1,000,000,000 in budget authority provided in this resolution for the defense function 050 for fiscal year 1993 should be made available for defense industry conversionrelated activities such as those within the following programs: (A) DEFENSE INDUSTRY WORKERS.—Job Training Partnership) Act, Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment Assistance; (B) COMMUNITIES. — (i) Economic Development Administration; (ii) Community Development Block Grants; (iii) Small Business Administration; and (iv) Impact aid grants to school districts; and (G) TECHNOLOGY.— (i) National Science Foundation education grants to engineers; (ii) Department of Energy technology transfer;