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108 STAT. 3912 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 cation to our Nation's disabled students and was established with a promise of 40 percent Federal funding but currently receives only eight percent Federal funding; "(5) the annual shortfall in Federal education programs is approximately half of the promised funding;

  • (6) many needed educational improvements will not need

Federal funds, however, other suggested changes such as lengthened school years, better pay, after-school activities, mentoring for students at risk, programs for gifted students, and replacing substandard buildings, will require substantial Federal assistance; and "(7) the Federal contribution to education is less than two percent of the total Federal budget, and in order to make education a national priority, the total percentage of Federal educational funding should be increased by one percent each year over the next eight years to reach 10 percent of the total Federal budget. "(b) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.—I t is the sense of the Congress that the total share of the Federal spending on education should increase by at least one percent each year until such share reaches 10 percent of the total Federal budget. 20 USC 8962. ' SEC. 14802. SENSE OF CONGRESS; REQUIREMENT REGARDING NOTICE. "(a) PURCHASE OF AMERICAN-MADE EQUIPMENT AND PROD- UCTS.— In the case of any equipment or products that may be authorized to be purchased with financial assistance provided under this Act, it is the sense of the Congress that entities receiving such assistance should, in expending the assistance, purchase only American-made equipment and products. "(b) NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE.—In providing financial assistance under this Act, the head of each Federal agency shall provide to each recipient of the assistance a notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the Congress.". TITLE II—AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL EDUCATION PROVISIONS ACT PART A—APPLICABILITY OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION PROVISIONS ACT SEC. 211. TITLE; APPLICABILnY; DEFmiTIONS. Section 400 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1221 et seq.) (hereafter in this title (other than part F) referred to as the "Act") is amended to read as follows: General " SHORT TITLE; APPLICABILITY; DEFINITIONS Education Provisions Act. "SEC. 400. (a) This title may be cited as the 'General Education 20 USC 1221. Provisions Act'. "(b)(1) Except as otherwise provided, this title applies to each applicable program of the Department of Education. "(2) Except as otherwise provided, this title does not apply to any contract made by the Department of Education. "(c) As used in this title, the following terms have the following meanings: