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HR 3288 - 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations - Key Vote

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Claire McCaskill voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 111-117 -

Title: 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (57-35) - (Key vote)

Title: 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriations $1.11 trillion dollars (not including rescissions, unspecified amounts, or advance appropriations for fiscal year 2010-2011) for fiscal year 2009-2010 for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Justice, Treasury, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, Veterans Affairs, State, and to the District of Columbia, Science-related agencies, the Executive Office of the President, the Judiciary, and various other agencies.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $1.11 trillion dollars (not including rescissions, unspecified amounts, or advance appropriations for fiscal year 2010-2011) for fiscal year 2009-2010, including but not limited to the following allocations (Divs. A-E):
    • $512.84 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services;
    • $157.9 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs;
    • $77.4 billion for the Department of Transportation;
    • $67.36 billion for the Department of Education;
    • $46.98 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
    • $28.31 billion for the Department of Justice;
    • $25.66 billion for Science-related agencies;
    • $23.69 billion for the Department of Defense;
    • $15.94 billion for the Department of Commerce;
    • $16.09 billion for the Department of Labor;
    • $16.1 billion for the Department of State and related agencies;.
    • $13.48 billion for the Department of the Treasury;
    • $6.85 billion for the Judiciary; and
    • $2.08 billion for the District of Columbia.
  • Appropriates $105.78 billion for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010-2011, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Div. D, Titles 1, 2 & 4):
    • $86.79 billion for grants to the states for Medicaid; and
    • $16 billion for Social Security payments.
  • Rescinds $1.57 billion in unobligated balances of appropriations from past fiscal years (Divs. A-E).
  • Appropriates $4.36 billion for the Federal Railroad Administration, including, but not limited to, $2.5 billion for high-speed rail projects (Div. A, Title I).
  • Appropriates $11.79 billion for the Federal Transit Administration, including, but not limited to, $9.4 billion for formula and bus grants and $75 million for grants to reduce energy consumption and emissions by public transportation (Div. A, Title I).
  • Appropriates $233 million for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, including, but not limited to, $65 million for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, which includes grants for approved counseling intermediaries that provide foreclosure mitigation assistance in states and areas with high rates of foreclosure and default (Div. A, Title III).
  • Appropriates $18.72 billion for NASA, including, but not limited to, $6.15 billion for space operations research and development (Div. B, Title III).
  • Appropriates $16.34 billion for the renewal of section 8 tenant-based annual contributions contracts, including, but not limited to, $200 million for grants in housing revitalization, demolition and replacement programs like HOPE VI, and provides for the renewal of housing vouchers for the Family Unification, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing and Non-elderly Disabled Vouchers programs (Div. A, Title II).
  • Appropriates $8.58 billion for community planning and development programs, including, but not limited to, $335 million is authorized for housing assistance for individuals living with AIDS (Div. A, Title II).
  • Appropriates $3.62 billion for state and local law enforcement activities (Div. B, Title II).
  • Appropriates $10.55 billion for the Employment and Training Administration, including, but not limited to $4.11 billion for federal and state unemployment benefits, and $3.83 billion for employment and training services for unemployed and displaced workers (Div. D, Title I).
  • Appropriates $6.39 billion for disease control, research, and training, including, but not limited to, $70.72 million in funds for screening and treatment of first response emergency personnel, residents, students, and others related to the attacks on September 11, 2001 (Div. D, Title II).
  • Appropriates $300 million for International Assistance Programs "Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis" (Div. D, Title II).
  • Appropriates $431.72 billion for Medicare and Medicaid (not including advance appropriations for fiscal year 2010-2011), including, but not limited to, $220.96 billion for state grants for Medicaid and $207.29 billion for the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund (Div. D, Title II).
  • Authorizes up to $466.80 million in bilateral and multilateral funds for assistance to Iraq, provided that no funds are used to establish a permanent basing agreement between the United States and Iraq (Div. F, Sec. 7042).
  • Authorizes up to $1.26 billion in funds for climate change and environment programs (Div. F, Sec. 7081).
  • Specifies that an automotive dealership that is not lawfully terminated before April 29, 2009 has the right, through binding arbitration, to regain its franchising agreement or to be added as a franchisee by a manufacturer (Div. C, Sec. 747).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided under this Act for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, or allied organizations, and requires the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an audit to determine if federal funds were misused by ACORN and if so, how to recover such funds and what steps ought to have been taken to prevent misuse (Div. A, Sec. 418; Div. B, Sec. 535).
  • Prohibits the use of federal funds provided in this Act from being used to fund abortion services, unless a full-term pregnancy would endanger the mother's life, or in the case of rape (Div. B, Sec. 202; Div. C, Sec. 814; Div. D, Sec. 508).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act from being used to distribute needles or syringes for the prevention of blood borne illnesses in locations where the local public health board or local law enforcement authorities deem to be inappropriate (Div. D, Sec. 505).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for activities that support the legalization of any schedule I controlled substance, unless there is significant medical evidence of the therapeutic advantages of the substance (Div. D, Sec. 510).
  • Prohibits the use of funds to any federal agency that creates a database for monitoring of an individual's use of the Internet, with some exceptions, including, but not limited to, action taken for law enforcement, regulator, or supervisory purposes (Div. C, Sec. 727).
  • Prohibits funds from being used to transfer a prisoner detained at the Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the U.S., unless the prisoner is being transferred for the purposes of prosecution or detainment during legal proceedings and the President has submitted a plan to Congress that includes the following (Sec. 14103):
    • Determination of any risk to the national security of the U.S. or the safety of inmate populations that is posed by the transfer of the prisoner and a plan for the mitigation of such risk;
    • Costs associated with transferring the prisoner;
    • Legal rationale and associated court demands for transfer; and
    • Copy of a notification sent to the Governor of the State to which the individual will be transferred or, in the case of the District of Columbia, a copy of a notification sent to the the Mayor.
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act to support or justify the use of torture by any U.S. Government employee (Div. B, Sec. 519; Div. F, Sec. 7069).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act from assisting or providing reparations to Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria including direct loans, credits, insurance, and guarantees of the Export-Import Bank or any of its agents (Div. F, Sec. 7007).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act from directly financing governments whose head of state has been overthrown by a coup d'etat, with the exception of providing assistance in carrying out democratically-run elections (Div. F, Sec. 7008).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for countries that have defaulted payments in excess of one year on loans granted by the U.S., unless the President determines that such assistance is in the best interests of the U.S. (Div. F, Sec. 7012).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for assistance to any government that provides "lethal military equipment" to any country that supports international terrorism, as determined by the Secretary of State (Div. F, Sec. 7021).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for programs that violate internationally recognized workers' rights or that provide financial incentives to U.S. companies to relocate their operations outside of the country if doing so would reduce the number of employees in the United States (Div. F, Sec. 7029).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for authorizing any guarantee, insurance, or credit to an energy producer or refiner that provides Iran with the ability to manufacture nuclear weapons, including providing, importing, or assisting Iran with producing large amounts of refined petroleum (Div. F, Sec. 7043).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to submit to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations an annual report outlining the progress the Department of Defense has made in encouraging host countries to increase their share of the common defense burden with the United States, and specifies that the report shall include the following (Div. E, Sec. 118):
    • Efforts to secure cash and in-kind contributions for military construction projects;
    • Efforts to achieve economic incentives offered by host countries to encourage private investment for the benefit of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    • Efforts to recover funds due to be paid to the U.S. by host countries for assets imparted to host countries upon the cessation of U.S. operations at military installations; -The amount host countries spend on defense; and
    • For host countries that are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the amount contributed to NATO by host countries as a percentage of the NATO budget.
  • Authorizes a cash award of up to 10 percent of basic pay to any employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that maintains proficiency in a language deemed critical to their official duties (Div. B, Sec. 219).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (221-202) - (Key vote)

Title: 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriations $1.11 trillion dollars (not including rescissions, unspecified amounts, or advance appropriations for fiscal year 2010-2011) for fiscal year 2009-2010 for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Justice, Treasury, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, Veterans Affairs, State, and to the District of Columbia, Science-related agencies, the Executive Office of the President, the Judiciary, and various other agencies.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $1.11 trillion dollars (not including rescissions, unspecified amounts, or advance appropriations for fiscal year 2010-2011) for fiscal year 2009-2010, including but not limited to the following allocations (Divs. A-E):
    • $512.84 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services;
    • $157.9 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs;
    • $77.4 billion for the Department of Transportation;
    • $67.36 billion for the Department of Education;
    • $46.98 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
    • $28.31 billion for the Department of Justice;
    • $25.66 billion for Science-related agencies;
    • $23.69 billion for the Department of Defense;
    • $15.94 billion for the Department of Commerce;
    • $16.09 billion for the Department of Labor;
    • $16.1 billion for the Department of State and related agencies;.
    • $13.48 billion for the Department of the Treasury;
    • $6.85 billion for the Judiciary; and
    • $2.08 billion for the District of Columbia.
  • Appropriates $105.78 billion for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010-2011, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Div. D, Titles 1, 2 & 4):
    • $86.79 billion for grants to the states for Medicaid; and
    • $16 billion for Social Security payments.
  • Rescinds $1.57 billion in unobligated balances of appropriations from past fiscal years (Divs. A-E).
  • Appropriates $4.36 billion for the Federal Railroad Administration, including, but not limited to, $2.5 billion for high-speed rail projects (Div. A, Title I).
  • Appropriates $11.79 billion for the Federal Transit Administration, including, but not limited to, $9.4 billion for formula and bus grants and $75 million for grants to reduce energy consumption and emissions by public transportation (Div. A, Title I).
  • Appropriates $233 million for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, including, but not limited to, $65 million for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities, which includes grants for approved counseling intermediaries that provide foreclosure mitigation assistance in states and areas with high rates of foreclosure and default (Div. A, Title III).
  • Appropriates $18.72 billion for NASA, including, but not limited to, $6.15 billion for space operations research and development (Div. B, Title III).
  • Appropriates $16.34 billion for the renewal of section 8 tenant-based annual contributions contracts, including, but not limited to, $200 million for grants in housing revitalization, demolition and replacement programs like HOPE VI, and provides for the renewal of housing vouchers for the Family Unification, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing and Non-elderly Disabled Vouchers programs (Div. A, Title II).
  • Appropriates $8.58 billion for community planning and development programs, including, but not limited to, $335 million is authorized for housing assistance for individuals living with AIDS (Div. A, Title II).
  • Appropriates $3.62 billion for state and local law enforcement activities (Div. B, Title II).
  • Appropriates $10.55 billion for the Employment and Training Administration, including, but not limited to $4.11 billion for federal and state unemployment benefits, and $3.83 billion for employment and training services for unemployed and displaced workers (Div. D, Title I).
  • Appropriates $6.39 billion for disease control, research, and training, including, but not limited to, $70.72 million in funds for screening and treatment of first response emergency personnel, residents, students, and others related to the attacks on September 11, 2001 (Div. D, Title II).
  • Appropriates $300 million for International Assistance Programs "Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis" (Div. D, Title II).
  • Appropriates $431.72 billion for Medicare and Medicaid (not including advance appropriations for fiscal year 2010-2011), including, but not limited to, $220.96 billion for state grants for Medicaid and $207.29 billion for the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund (Div. D, Title II).
  • Authorizes up to $466.80 million in bilateral and multilateral funds for assistance to Iraq, provided that no funds are used to establish a permanent basing agreement between the United States and Iraq (Div. F, Sec. 7042).
  • Authorizes up to $1.26 billion in funds for climate change and environment programs (Div. F, Sec. 7081).
  • Specifies that an automotive dealership that is not lawfully terminated before April 29, 2009 has the right, through binding arbitration, to regain its franchising agreement or to be added as a franchisee by a manufacturer (Div. C, Sec. 747).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided under this Act for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, or allied organizations, and requires the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an audit to determine if federal funds were misused by ACORN and if so, how to recover such funds and what steps ought to have been taken to prevent misuse (Div. A, Sec. 418; Div. B, Sec. 535).
  • Prohibits the use of federal funds provided in this Act from being used to fund abortion services, unless a full-term pregnancy would endanger the mother's life, or in the case of rape (Div. B, Sec. 202; Div. C, Sec. 814; Div. D, Sec. 508).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act from being used to distribute needles or syringes for the prevention of blood borne illnesses in locations where the local public health board or local law enforcement authorities deem to be inappropriate (Div. D, Sec. 505).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for activities that support the legalization of any schedule I controlled substance, unless there is significant medical evidence of the therapeutic advantages of the substance (Div. D, Sec. 510).
  • Prohibits the use of funds to any federal agency that creates a database for monitoring of an individual's use of the Internet, with some exceptions, including, but not limited to, action taken for law enforcement, regulator, or supervisory purposes (Div. C, Sec. 727).
  • Prohibits funds from being used to transfer a prisoner detained at the Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the U.S., unless the prisoner is being transferred for the purposes of prosecution or detainment during legal proceedings and the President has submitted a plan to Congress that includes the following (Sec. 14103):
    • Determination of any risk to the national security of the U.S. or the safety of inmate populations that is posed by the transfer of the prisoner and a plan for the mitigation of such risk;
    • Costs associated with transferring the prisoner;
    • Legal rationale and associated court demands for transfer; and
    • Copy of a notification sent to the Governor of the State to which the individual will be transferred or, in the case of the District of Columbia, a copy of a notification sent to the the Mayor.
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act to support or justify the use of torture by any U.S. Government employee (Div. B, Sec. 519; Div. F, Sec. 7069).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act from assisting or providing reparations to Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria including direct loans, credits, insurance, and guarantees of the Export-Import Bank or any of its agents (Div. F, Sec. 7007).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act from directly financing governments whose head of state has been overthrown by a coup d'etat, with the exception of providing assistance in carrying out democratically-run elections (Div. F, Sec. 7008).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for countries that have defaulted payments in excess of one year on loans granted by the U.S., unless the President determines that such assistance is in the best interests of the U.S. (Div. F, Sec. 7012).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for assistance to any government that provides "lethal military equipment" to any country that supports international terrorism, as determined by the Secretary of State (Div. F, Sec. 7021).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for programs that violate internationally recognized workers' rights or that provide financial incentives to U.S. companies to relocate their operations outside of the country if doing so would reduce the number of employees in the United States (Div. F, Sec. 7029).
  • Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for authorizing any guarantee, insurance, or credit to an energy producer or refiner that provides Iran with the ability to manufacture nuclear weapons, including providing, importing, or assisting Iran with producing large amounts of refined petroleum (Div. F, Sec. 7043).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to submit to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations an annual report outlining the progress the Department of Defense has made in encouraging host countries to increase their share of the common defense burden with the United States, and specifies that the report shall include the following (Div. E, Sec. 118):
    • Efforts to secure cash and in-kind contributions for military construction projects;
    • Efforts to achieve economic incentives offered by host countries to encourage private investment for the benefit of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    • Efforts to recover funds due to be paid to the U.S. by host countries for assets imparted to host countries upon the cessation of U.S. operations at military installations; -The amount host countries spend on defense; and
    • For host countries that are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the amount contributed to NATO by host countries as a percentage of the NATO budget.
  • Authorizes a cash award of up to 10 percent of basic pay to any employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that maintains proficiency in a language deemed critical to their official duties (Div. B, Sec. 219).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (73-25) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (256-168) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations

Sponsors

  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
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