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PUBLIC L.\W 104-56—NOV. 20, 1995 109 STAT. 553 SEC. 124. COMPENSATION AND RATIFICATION OF AUTHORITY.— (a) Any Federal employees furloughed as a result of a lapse in appropriations, if any, after midnight November 13, 1995, until the enactment of this joint resolution shall be compensated at their standard rate of compensation for the period during which there was a lapse in appropriations. All obligations incurred in anticipation of the appropriations made and authority granted by this Act for the purposes of maintaining the essential level of activity to protect life and property and bring about orderly termination of Government functions are hereby ratified and approved if otherwise in accord with the provisions of this joint resolution. TITLE II SEC. 201. WAIVER OF REQUIREMENT FOR PARCHMENT PRINTING. 1 USC 106 note. (a) WAIVER. —The provisions of sections 106 and 107 of title 1, United States Code, are waived with respect to the printing (on parchment or otherwise) of the enrollment of any of the following measures of the first session of the One Hundred Fourth Congress presented to the President after the enactment of this joint resolution: (1) A continuing resolution. (2) A debt limit extension measure. (3) A reconciliation bill. (b) CERTIFICATION BY COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OVERSIGHT. — The enrollment of a measure to which subsection (a) applies shall be in such form as the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives certifies to be a true enrollment. SEC. 202. DEFINITIONS. 1 USC 106 note. As used in this joint resolution: (1) CONTINUING RESOLUTION. — The term "continuing resolution" means a bill or joint resolution that includes provisions making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 1996. (2) DEBT LIMIT EXTENSION MEASURE.The term "debt limit extension measure" means a bill or joint resolution that includes provisions increasing or waiving (for a temporary period or otherwise) the public debt limit under section 3101(b) of title 31, United States Code. (3) RECONCILIATION BILL.—The term "reconciliation bill" means a bill that is a reconciliation bill within the meaning of section 310 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. SEC. 203. COMMITMENT TO A SEVEN-YEAR BALANCED BUDGET. President. (a) The President and the Congress shall enact legislation in °'^®^^- the first session of the 104th Congress to achieve a balanced budget not later than the fiscal year 2002 as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office, and the President and the Congress agree that the balanced budget must protect future generations, ensure Medicare solvency, reform welfare, and provide adequate funding for Medicaid, education, agriculture, national defense, veterans, and the environment. Further, the balanced budget shall adopt tax policies to help working families and to stimulate future economic growth. (b) The balanced budget agreement shall be estimated by the Congressional Budget Office based on its most recent current economic and technical assumptions, following a thorough consultation