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HR 4104 - Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service - Key Vote

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George Miller voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (290-137) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $22.46 billion to the United States Postal Service, the Treasury Department, the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization, and other agencies.

Highlights:
  • Provides a 3.6% increase in rates of basic pay for Federal employees for FY 1999.
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to pay for an abortion or for administrative expenses of any Federal employee health plan that provides benefits for abortions.
  • Requires agencies to assess the impact of their proposed actions on family well-being and to improve the management of their respective agencies.
  • Requests that the Internal Revenue Service consider the feasibility of taxpayer education initiative to encourage employees to visit schools to talk about the history of our tax system as well as taxpayer rights and responsibilities.
  • $7.87 billion to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • $6.06 billion to the Federal Buildings Fund.
  • $612.85 million to the Executive Office of the President.
  • $214.5 million for activities to support a national anti-drug campaign for youth.
  • $71.2 million to the Postal Service.
  • $36.5 million to carry out the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (91-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $25.45 billion to the United States Postal Service, the Treasury Department, the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization, and other agencies.

Highlights:
  • Provides a 3.6% increase in rates of basic pay for Federal employees for FY 1999.
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to pay for an abortion or for administrative expenses of any Federal employee health plan that provides benefits for abortions.
  • Directs the Secretary of Energy to purchase a specified amount of oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
  • States the sense of the Senate that the Internal Revenue Service should not conduct random audits of the general population of taxpayers or tax returns.
  • Creates the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop national drug control policy, coordinate the implementation of programs, and assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the programs.
  • Suggests that the President should work with other governments to form a regional, multi-lateral strategy to address the threat of drug trafficking and to establish a new mechanism for coordinating drug-related law enforcement in the Western Hemisphere.
  • $7.85 billion to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • $5.65 billion to the Federal Buildings Fund.
  • $3.25 billion for emergency expenses related to Year 2000 conversion of Federal information technology.
  • $599 million to the Executive Office of the President.
  • $71.2 million to the Postal Service.
  • $33.7 million to carry out the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
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) (218-203) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $19 billion to the United States Postal Service, the Treasury Department, the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization, and other agencies.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to pay for an abortion or for administrative expenses of any Federal employee health plan that provides benefits for abortions.
  • Creates the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop national drug control policy, coordinate the implementation of programs, and assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the programs.
  • $7.77 billion to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • $6.11 billion to the Federal Buildings Fund.
  • $579.82 million to the Executive Office of the President.
  • $71.2 million to the Postal Service.
  • $33.7 million to carry out the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service

Sponsors

  • James T. 'Jim' Kolbe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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