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HR 3064 - DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (49-48) - (Key vote)

Title: DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that would appropriate $429.1 million in federal funds to the District of Columbia, authorize the District's $6.8 billion budget, and provide $313.6 billion to the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.

Highlights:
  • Institutes a 0.97 percent government wide discretionary spending cut.
  • $39.8 billion for Department of Health and Human Services, $17.9 billion for the National Institutes of Health, $2.5 billion for substance and mental health abuse treatment, $4.4 billion for AIDS prevention and treatment activities.
  • $35 billion for the Education Department, $6.04 billion for special education, $773.8 million for the identification, treatment and prevention of school violence, and $180 million for GEAR UP, a program to assist low-income children prepare for college.
  • $11.2 billion for the Labor Department, including $1.3 billion for the Job Corps program.
  • $176 million for the administration and operation of the District's correctional facilities.
  • $99.71 million for the District's courts.
  • Allows private organizations that receive federal funds to run needle exchange programs, provided that none of the federal funds are used for these programs.
  • Bars the use of public funds to give health insurance benefits to domestic partners of city employees.
  • Bars the use of funds to offer abortion services, except in cases of rape or incest or if the woman's life is in danger.
  • Bars the District from proposing a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for medical uses.
  • Bars the District from using its own funds to lobby for direct voting representation in Congress.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (218-211) - (Key vote)

Title: DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that would appropriate $429.1 million in federal funds to the District of Columbia, authorize the District's $6.8 billion budget, and provide $313.6 billion to the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.

Highlights:
  • Institutes a 0.97 percent government wide discretionary spending cut.
  • $39.8 billion for Department of Health and Human Services, $17.9 billion for the National Institutes of Health, $2.5 billion for substance and mental health abuse treatment, $4.4 billion for AIDS prevention and treatment activities.
  • $35 billion for the Education Department, $6.04 billion for special education, $773.8 million for the identification, treatment and prevention of school violence, and $180 million for GEAR UP, a program to assist low-income children prepare for college.
  • $11.2 billion for the Labor Department, including $1.3 billion for the Job Corps program.
  • $176 million for the administration and operation of the District's correctional facilities.
  • $99.71 million for the District's courts.
  • Allows private organizations that receive federal funds to run needle exchange programs, provided that none of the federal funds are used for these programs.
  • Bars the use of public funds to give health insurance benefits to domestic partners of city employees.
  • Bars the use of funds to offer abortion services, except in cases of rape or incest or if the woman's life is in danger.
  • Bars the District from proposing a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for medical uses.
  • Bars the District from using its own funds to lobby for direct voting representation in Congress.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

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) (211-205) - (Key vote)

Title: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, FY 2000

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to appropriate $429.1 million in federal funds to the District of Columbia and to authorize the District's $6.8 billion budget.

Highlights:
  • $176 million for the administration and operation of the District's correctional facilities.
  • $99.71 million for the District's courts.
  • Prevents the District from using city or federal funds for a needle exchange programs.
  • Bars the use of public funds to give health insurance benefits to domestic partners of city employees.
  • Bars the use of funds to offer abortion services, except in cases of rape or incest or if the woman's life is in danger.
  • Bars the District from legalizing marijuana for medical uses.
  • Bars the District from using its own funds to lobby for obtaining voting rights in Congress.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, FY 2000

Sponsors

  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
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