Oct. 27, 2005(Key vote)
Title: Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $604.4 billion for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies for FY 2006.
- Appropriates $219.74 billion for Medicaid grants to states.
- Appropriates $177.82 billion for Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds.
- Appropriates $8.16 billion for the development and distribution of an influenza vaccine.
- Appropriates $7.33 billion for health resources and services.
- Appropriates $5.99 billion for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Appropriates $3.22 billion for Child Support Enforcement and Family Support Programs.
- Appropriates $10 million for national abstinence education campaign.
- Appropriates $63.7 billion for Education, including $15.1 billion for Student Financial Assistance, $14.52 billion for Education for the 'Disadvantaged', $11.77 billion for Special Education during academic years 2006 and 2007, and $5.46 billion for school improvement programs.
- Appropriates $40.62 billion for the supplemental security income (SSI) program.
- Appropriates $400 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 2007.
- Appropriates $14 billion for the Department of Labor, including $3.2 billion for state unemployment insurance and employment service operations, and $477.49 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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.