Vote to adopt a concurrent resolution that calls for $1.32 trillion in total spending for fiscal year 1999.
$270.7 billion for National Defense.
$243.3 billion for Income Security.
$18.3 billion for General Science, Space, and Technology.
$210.3 billion for Medicare.
$145.8 billion for Health.
$63.05 billion for Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services.
$51.5 billion for Transportation.
$42.8 billion for Veteran's Benefits and Services.
$25.8 billion for Administration of Justice.
$23.4 billion for Natural Resources and the Environment.
$14.6 billion for International Affairs.
$14.5 billion for General Government.
$12.6 billion for Social Security.
$12 billion for Agriculture.
$4.2 billion for Commerce and Housing Credit.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that:
The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 should expire after December 31, 2001 and that a new Federal tax system should be enacted.
The Federal Government should protect against terrorist attacks by establishing effective coordination between intelligence-gathering and law enforcement agencies, seeking full international cooperation in capturing and convicting terrorists, and creating a national strategy to protect critical infrastructure.
Budget surpluses should be used to reform Social Security.
No funds should be provided to carry out the Kyoto Protocol prior to Senate ratification.
The cigarette tax should increase by $1.50 per pack.
There should be an amendment to the Constitution which would require a supermajority (3/5) vote in each House of Congress to approve tax increases.
No funds appropriated by Congress should be used for medicinal marijuana, except for medical research completed under the Food and Drug Administration.
The Ten Commandments should be permitted to be on public display as long as it is consistent with the 1st Amendment.
The Department of Defense should give the highest priority to fully funding the National Guard.