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HR 3610 - Omnibus FY97 Appropriations bill - Key Vote

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Barbara Vucanovich voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Barbara Vucanovich made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 104-208 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (370-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Omnibus FY97 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report appropriating $591.75 billion to the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, Department of the Interior, and other federally funded agencies.

Highlights:
  • Bans the use of funds to pay for an abortion, except in the case of rape or if the woman's life is endangered.
  • Prohibits the usage of funds for the creation of human embryos for research purposes, or research in which a human embryo is destroyed or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death greater than is permitted by law.
  • Amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Amendments of 1986 to allow police and fire departments to use maximum hiring and mandatory retirement ages.
  • Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the Congress on new technologies for preventing and solving acts of terrorism involving explosive devices.
  • Bans the use of appropriated funds to pay for a United Nations peacekeeping mission.
  • Declares it is the policy of the United States to assist emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe to transition to full membership in NATO.
  • $245.77 billion to the Department of Defense, including $79.31 billion for operation and maintenance, $70.05 billion for military personnel, $43.82 billion for weapon procurement, $37.44 billion for research, development, test, and evaluation, $10.21 billion for the Defense health program, and $100 million for defense against weapons of mass destruction.
  • $204.1 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services, including $103.15 billion for Medicaid grants to states and $60.08 billion for payments to health care trust funds.
  • $16.51 billion to the Department of Justice, including $3.19 billion to the Federal Prison System, $2.84 billion to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and $2.11 billion to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • $28.8 billion to the Department of Education, including $7.56 billion for student financial assistance.
  • $6.21 billion to the Department of the Interior.
  • $10.49 billion to the Department of the Treasury.
  • $8.31 billion to the Department of Labor.
  • $7.28 billion for bilateral economic assistance.
  • $3.21 billion for military assistance.
  • $715.25 million in emergency appropriations.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (72-27) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (278-126) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY97 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $246.43 billion to the Department of Defense and related agencies.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Defense Department FY97 Appropriations bill

Sponsors

  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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