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HR 4606 - Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education - Key Vote

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Bobby Scott voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-333 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (83-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $248.29 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Indicates that a student can be eligible for no more than $2,340 for a Pell Grant in a year.
  • Sets a fine of up to $20,000, a prison sentence of up to 10 years or both for a HIV positive person who knowingly attempts to sell or donate bodily fluids.
  • Prohibits fund from being used to force students to be bussed on account of race, creed or color.
  • Bans the use of funds to prevent programs of voluntary prayer in school.
  • Prohibits funds from being used to implement a needle exchange program unless the Surgeon General finds that such programs are effective in preventing the spread of HIV and does not encourage the use of illegal drugs.
  • $209.93 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $89.69 billion for grants to States for Medicaid.
    • $33.16 billion for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
    • $28.29 billion for the Supplemental Security Income program.
    • $11.33 billion for the National Institutes of Health.
  • $27.43 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $7.7 billion for student financial assistance.
    • $7.23 billion for education for the disadvantaged.
    • $3.25 billion for special education.
  • $9.76 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
    • $5.51 billion for training and employment services.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (331-89) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $248.29 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Indicates that a student can be eligible for no more than $2,340 for a Pell Grant in a year.
  • Sets a fine of up to $20,000, a prison sentence of up to 10 years or both for a HIV positive person who knowingly attempts to sell or donate bodily fluids.
  • Prohibits fund from being used to force students to be bussed on account of race, creed or color.
  • Bans the use of funds to prevent programs of voluntary prayer in school.
  • Prohibits funds from being used to implement a needle exchange program unless the Surgeon General finds that such programs are effective in preventing the spread of HIV and does not encourage the use of illegal drugs.
  • $209.93 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $89.69 billion for grants to States for Medicaid.
    • $33.16 billion for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
    • $28.29 billion for the Supplemental Security Income program.
    • $11.33 billion for the National Institutes of Health.
  • $27.43 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $7.7 billion for student financial assistance.
    • $7.23 billion for education for the disadvantaged.
    • $3.25 billion for special education.
  • $9.76 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
    • $5.51 billion for training and employment services.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (87-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass an bill that appropriates $258.86 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Indicates that a student can be eligible for no more than $2,340 for a Pell Grant in a year.
  • Sets a fine of up to $20,000, a prison sentence of up to 10 years, or both for a HIV positive person who knowingly attempts to sell or donate bodily fluids.
  • Prohibits funds from being used to force students to be bussed on account of race, creed or color.
  • Bans the use of funds to prevent programs of voluntary prayer in school.
  • Prohibits funds from being used to implement a needle exchange program unless the Surgeon General finds that such programs are effective in preventing the spread of HIV and does not encourage the use of illegal drugs.
  • Bans the use of funds from being used to encourage undocumented immigrants from applying for federally assisted benefits.
  • Stipulates that when a president or high-level official of Taiwan applies to visit the US for the purpose of discussions the person should be admitted, unless they are otherwise excludable.
  • $217.2 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $89.69 billion for grants to States for Medicaid.
    • $33.22 billion for Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
    • $28.25 billion for Supplemental Security Income program.
    • $11.33 billion for National Institutes of Health.
  • $27.26 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $7.69 billion for student financial assistance.
    • $7.23 billion for education for the "disadvantaged."
    • $3.3 billion for special education.
  • $13.24 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
    • $5.47 billion for training and employment services.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (339-89) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $254.59 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Department of Labor and related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Indicates that a student can be eligible for no more than $2,340 for a Pell Grant in a year.
  • Prohibits funds from being used to force students to be bussed on account of race, creed or color.
  • Bans the use of funds to prevent programs of voluntary prayer in school.
  • Prohibits funds from being used to implement a needle exchange program unless the Surgeon General finds that such programs are effective in preventing the spread of HIV and does not encourage the use of illegal drugs.
  • $211.58 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $ 89.69 billion for grants to States for Medicaid.
    •  $32.64 billion to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
    • $28.3 billion for the Supplemental Security Income Program.
    • $11.32 billion for the National Institutes of Health.
  • $27.15 billion to the Department of Education, including:
    • $7.83 billion for Student Financial Assistance.
    • $7.25 billion for education for the disadvantaged.
    • $3.11 billion for special education.
  • $13.75 billion to the Department of Labor, including:
    • $5.52 billion for training and employment services.
    • $ 3.42 billion for State unemployment insurance and employment service operations, of which $3.27 billion is made available from the Employment Security Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education

Sponsors

  • Neal Smith (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
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