Aug. 4, 1995(Key vote)
Title: Appropriations bill FY96, Labor, HHS, Education
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $257.6 billion for activities and programs under the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and other related agencies for fiscal year 1996.
Prohibits the use of federal funds for the purpose of political advocacy, including propaganda and participation in campaigns by means of monetary or in-kind contributions, endorsements, publicity or similar activities.
Prohibits States' use of Medicaid funds for abortion services, except when the life of the woman is in jeopardy, or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.
Allows a student to be awarded up to $2,440 during the 1996-1997 award year.
Stipulates that none of the education research funds can go to the Goals 2000 Community Partnership Program.
Rescinds $1 billion from low income energy assistance.
$197.12 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
$81.25 billion for grant to states for Medicaid.
$32.64 billion for the Administration for Children and Families.
$11.94 billion for national institutes of health.
$30.26 billion for related agencies, including:
$28.64 billion for the Supplemental Security Income Program.
$23.06 billion for the Department of Education, including:
$6.92 billion for student financial assistance.
$6.01 billion for education services for the disadvantaged.
$3.09 billion for special education.
$6.93 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
$3.18 billion for training and employment services.
$153.93 million for state unemployment insurance and employment service operations.