CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 17, 2007
121 STAT. 2629
than the Congressional Budget Office’s baseline level for 2008, and $3,576,000,000 more than the President’s budget for 2008; (3) this resolution provides funding to implement, in part, recommendations of the bi-partisan ‘‘Walter Reed Commission’’ (the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors) and other United States Government investigations into military and veterans health care facilities and services; (4) this resolution assumes the rejection of the enrollment fees and co-payment increases in the President’s budget; (5) this resolution provides additional funding above the President’s inadequate budget levels for the Department of Veterans Affairs to research and treat veterans’ mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries; and (6) this resolution provides additional funding above the President’s inadequate budget levels for the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve the speed and accuracy of its processing of disability compensation claims, including funding to hire additional personnel above the President’s requested level. SEC. 502. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON THE INNOVATION AGENDA: A COMMITMENT TO COMPETITIVENESS TO KEEP AMERICA
(a) It is the sense of Congress to provide sufficient funding that our Nation may continue to be the world leader in education, innovation and economic growth. This resolution provides substantial increased funding above the President’s requested level for 2008, and additional amounts in subsequent years in Function 250 (General Science, Space and Technology) and Function 270 (Energy). Additional increases for scientific research and education are included in Function 500 (Education, Employment, Training, and Social Services), Function 550 (Health), Function 300 (Environment and Natural Resources), Function 350 (Agriculture), Function 400 (Transportation), and Function 370 (Commerce and Housing Credit), all of which receive more funding than the President requested. (b) America’s greatest resource for innovation resides within classrooms across the country. The increased funding provided in this resolution will support important initiatives to educate 100,000 new scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, and place highly qualified teachers in math and science K–12 classrooms. (c) Independent scientific research provides the foundation for innovation and future technologies. This resolution will put us on the path toward doubling funding for the National Science Foundation, basic research in the physical sciences, and collaborative research partnerships; and toward achieving energy independence through the development of clean and sustainable alternative energy technologies. SEC. 503. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON HOMELAND SECURITY.
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It is the sense of Congress that— (1) this resolution assumes additional homeland security funding above the President’s requested level for 2008 and every subsequent year; (2) this resolution assumes funding above the President’s requested level for 2008, and additional amounts in subsequent
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