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HR 4328 - Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus - Key Vote

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Thomas Holden voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (65-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Foreign Operations, and other agencies for FY 1999.

Highlights:
  • Requires the International Monetary Fund to increase its transparency by making public full written summaries of the Executive Board meetings within 3 months.
  • Recommends transferring half of Israel's reduction in economic aid to military assistance to Israel due to emerging security threats in the Middle Aid.
  • $208.29 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $103.33 billion for Medicaid grants to States;
    • $6.03 billion for children and family services programs;
    • $4.11 billion for health resources and services;
    • $2.56 for Disease Control, Research and Training;
    • $2.49 billion for substance abuse and mental health services;
    • $1.95 billion for Indian Health Services.
  • $47.83 billion for the Department of Transportation, including $24 billion for federal highways.
  • $36.07 billion for various domestic food programs, including:
    • $22.59 billion for the Food Stamp Program;
    • $9.18 billion for child nutrition programs;
    • $3.92 billion for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
  • $35.92 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $9.35 for billion student financial assistance;
    • $5.12 billion for special education;
    • $2.81 billion for school improvement programs. 
  • $14.98 billion for the Treasury Department, including $7.87 billion for the Internal Revenue Service.
  • $14.78 billion for emergency supplemental appropriations to various departments for "military readiness and overseas contingency operations," "antiterrorism" activities and "Year 2000 Conversion of Federal Information Technology Systems, including $5.96 billion for the Department of Defense, military division.
  • $13.11 billion for the Agriculture Department, including $8.44 billion for reimbursement of the Commodity Credit Corporation for overall loses sustained.
  • $12.6 billion for the Department of Labor, including $5.27 billion for training and employment services.
  • $7.05 billion for the Department of Interior, including:
    • $1.81 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
    • $1.78 billion for National Park Service.
  • $6.26 billion for bilateral economic assistance, including:
    • $1.23 billion for development assistance;
    • $2.37 billion for the Economic Support fund, specifically allotting $1.08 billion for Israel and $775 million for Egypt.
  • $5.52 billion for various activities of the Department of Commerce, including $1.58 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • $ 4.36 billion for various programs, projects or activities in within the Department of State, including $1.64 billion for diplomatic and consular programs.
  • $3.94 billion for multilateral economic assistance $3.64 billion for programs, projects or activities in the Judiciary Department, including $ 2.82 billion for salaries and expenses of the circuit and district courts.
  • $3.47 billion for military assistance, including:
    • $1.86 billion for military aid to Israel;
    • $1.3 billion for military aid to Egypt.
  • $941.5 million for export and import assistance.

 

Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-277 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (333-95) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Foreign Operations, and other agencies for FY 1999.

Highlights:
  • Requires the International Monetary Fund to increase its transparency by making public full written summaries of the Executive Board meetings within 3 months.
  • Recommends transferring half of Israel's reduction in economic aid to military assistance to Israel due to emerging security threats in the Middle Aid.
  • $208.29 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $103.33 billion for Medicaid grants to States;
    • $6.03 billion for children and family services programs;
    • $4.11 billion for health resources and services;
    • $2.56 for Disease Control, Research and Training;
    • $2.49 billion for substance abuse and mental health services;
    • $1.95 billion for Indian Health Services.
  • $47.83 billion for the Department of Transportation, including $24 billion for federal highways.
  • $36.07 billion for various domestic food programs, including:
    • $22.59 billion for the Food Stamp Program;
    • $9.18 billion for child nutrition programs;
    • $3.92 billion for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
  • $35.92 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $9.35 for billion student financial assistance;
    • $5.12 billion for special education;
    • $2.81 billion for school improvement programs. 
  • $14.98 billion for the Treasury Department, including $7.87 billion for the Internal Revenue Service.
  • $14.78 billion for emergency supplemental appropriations to various departments for "military readiness and overseas contingency operations," "antiterrorism" activities and "Year 2000 Conversion of Federal Information Technology Systems, including $5.96 billion for the Department of Defense, military division.
  • $13.11 billion for the Agriculture Department, including $8.44 billion for reimbursement of the Commodity Credit Corporation for overall loses sustained.
  • $12.6 billion for the Department of Labor, including $5.27 billion for training and employment services.
  • $7.05 billion for the Department of Interior, including:
    • $1.81 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
    • $1.78 billion for National Park Service.
  • $6.26 billion for bilateral economic assistance, including:
    • $1.23 billion for development assistance;
    • $2.37 billion for the Economic Support fund, specifically allotting $1.08 billion for Israel and $775 million for Egypt.
  • $5.52 billion for various activities of the Department of Commerce, including $1.58 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • $ 4.36 billion for various programs, projects or activities in within the Department of State, including $1.64 billion for diplomatic and consular programs.
  • $3.94 billion for multilateral economic assistance $3.64 billion for programs, projects or activities in the Judiciary Department, including $ 2.82 billion for salaries and expenses of the circuit and district courts.
  • $3.47 billion for military assistance, including:
    • $1.86 billion for military aid to Israel;
    • $1.3 billion for military aid to Egypt.
  • $941.5 million for export and import assistance.

 

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) (391-25) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus

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