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SA 3594. Mr. GREGG (for himself, Mr. FRIST, Mr. BYRD, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. ENSIGN, Mr. ALEXANDER, and Mr. SUNUNU) proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 4939, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:

TITLE __–BORDER SECURITY

EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR BORDER SECURITY

Department of Homeland Security

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

For an additional amount for the “Office of the Secretary and Executive Management” to provide funds for the Office of Policy, $2,000,000: Provided, That the entire amount is solely for a contract with an independent non-Federal entity to conduct a needs assessment for comprehensive border security: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

For an additional amount for the “Office of the Chief Information Officer” to replace and upgrade law enforcement communications, $50,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

UNITED STATES VISITOR AND IMMIGRATION STATUS INDICATOR TECHNOLOGY

For an additional amount for “United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology” to accelerate biometric database integration and conversion to 10-print enrollment, $60,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the additional appropriations made available under this heading may be obligated until the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives receive and approve a plan for the expenditure of such funds: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

Customs and Border Protection

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For an additional amount for “Salaries and Expenses”, $180,000,000, of which $80,000,000 is for border patrol vehicle replacement and $100,000,000 is for sensor and surveillance technology: Provided, That none of the additional appropriations made available under this heading may be obligated until the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives receive and approve a plan for expenditure of these funds: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

AIR AND MARINE INTERDICTION, OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND PROCUREMENT

For an additional amount for “Air and Marine Interdiction, Operations, Maintenance, and Procurement” to replace air assets and upgrade air operations facilities, $790,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $40,000,000 is for helicopter replacement and $750,000,000 is for recapitalization of air assets: Provided, That none of the additional appropriations made available under this heading may be obligated until the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives receive and approve an expenditure plan for the complete recapitalization of Customs and Border Protection air assets and facilities: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

CONSTRUCTION

For an additional amount for “Construction”, $120,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the additional appropriations made available under this heading may be obligated until the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives receive and approve a plan for expenditure for these funds: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For an additional amount for “Salaries and Expenses” to replace vehicles, $80,000,000: Provided, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

United States Coast Guard

acquisition, construction and improvements

For an additional amount for “Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements” for acquisition, construction, renovation, and improvement of vessels, aircraft, and equipment, $600,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENTS, AND RELATED EXPENSES

For an additional amount for “Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses” for construction of the language training facility referenced in the Master Plan and information technology infrastructure improvements, $18,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

GENERAL PROVISIONS–THIS TITLE

REDUCTION IN FUNDING

SEC. __. (a) REDUCTION.–Except as provided in subsection (b), the aggregate amount provided by chapter 3 of title I of this Act and chapter 3 of title II of this Act may not exceed $68,962,188,000.

(b) INAPPLICABILITY TO AMOUNTS FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION.–Subsection (a) does not apply to amounts provided by chapter 3 of title I of this Act and chapter 3 of title II of this Act for military construction.