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HR 2264 - Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education - Key Vote

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Eleanor Norton voted NA (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-78 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (91-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $253 billion for the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education and other related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Bans use of funds for field testing, pilot testing, implementing, administering or distributing of any national tests.
  • Allows The National Academy of Sciences and the National Assessment Governing Board to study and report to Congress the potential use of existing standardized tests and state assessments.
  • Prohibits the use of public funds to offer abortion services.
  • Bans the use of funds for any program that distributes sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug, unless an exchange project in a specific community is shown to be effective in preventing the spread of HIV and does not encourage drug use after March 31, 1998.
  • $174 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including $71.6 billion for State Medicaid grants $60.9 billion for the Health Care Trust Fund $3.6 billion for health resources and services.
  • $32.8 billion for the Department of Education, including $9 billion for student financial assistance $8 billion for education for the disadvantaged $4.8 for Special Education.
  • $32.7 billion for related agencies, including $25 billion for the Supplemental Security Income Program.
  • $12.5 billion for the Department of Labor, including $5 billion for training and employment services $3.3 billion for employment service operations $1 billion for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (352-65) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $253 billion for the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education and other related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Bans use of funds for field testing, pilot testing, implementing, administering or distributing of any national tests.
  • Allows The National Academy of Sciences and the National Assessment Governing Board to study and report to Congress the potential use of existing standardized tests and state assessments.
  • Prohibits the use of public funds to offer abortion services.
  • Bans the use of funds for any program that distributes sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug, unless an exchange project in a specific community is shown to be effective in preventing the spread of HIV and does not encourage drug use after March 31, 1998.
  • $174 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including $71.6 billion for State Medicaid grants $60.9 billion for the Health Care Trust Fund $3.6 billion for health resources and services.
  • $32.8 billion for the Department of Education, including $9 billion for student financial assistance $8 billion for education for the disadvantaged $4.8 for Special Education.
  • $32.7 billion for related agencies, including $25 billion for the Supplemental Security Income Program.
  • $12.5 billion for the Department of Labor, including $5 billion for training and employment services $3.3 billion for employment service operations $1 billion for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
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.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (346-80) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education

Sponsors

  • John Edward Porter (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
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