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HR 3043 - Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Key Vote

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Rob Andrews voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (277-141) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $611.21 billion for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 2008, with certain appropriations extending through the fiscal year 2009.

Highlights:
  • Provides that Iraqi and Afghan immigrants who are granted special immigrant status are eligible for up to six months of resettlement assistance and entitlement programs available to refugees (Sec. 525).
  • Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to implement a totalization agreement between the Social Security programs of the United States and Mexico (Sec. 526).
  • Appropriates $13.63 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
    • $3.37 billion for training and employment services;
    • $3.47 billion for state unemployment insurance and employment service operations; and
    • $1.65 billion for the office of the Job Corps.
  • Appropriates $480.03 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $30.01 billion for the National Institutes of Health;
    • $401.41 billion for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and
    • $27.32 billion for the Administration for Children and Families.
  • Appropriates $63.58 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $16.38 billion for student financial assistance;
    • $15.93 billion for education for the disadvantaged; and
    • $12.36 billion for special education.
  • Appropriates $53.98 for related agencies, including:
    • $51.81 billion for the Social Security Administration;
    • $1.35 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and
    • $420 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (274-141) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $611.21 billion for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 2008, with certain appropriations extending through the fiscal year 2009.

Highlights:
  • Provides that Iraqi and Afghan immigrants who are granted special immigrant status are eligible for up to six months of resettlement assistance and entitlement programs available to refugees (Sec. 525).
  • Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to implement a totalization agreement between the Social Security programs of the United States and Mexico (Sec. 526).
  • Appropriates $13.63 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
    • $3.37 billion for training and employment services;
    • $3.47 billion for state unemployment insurance and employment service operations; and
    • $1.65 billion for the office of the Job Corps.
  • Appropriates $480.03 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $30.01 billion for the National Institutes of Health;
    • $401.41 billion for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and
    • $27.32 billion for the Administration for Children and Families.
  • Appropriates $63.58 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $16.38 billion for student financial assistance;
    • $15.93 billion for education for the disadvantaged; and
    • $12.36 billion for special education.
  • Appropriates $53.98 for related agencies, including:
    • $51.81 billion for the Social Security Administration;
    • $1.35 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and
    • $420 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (56-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $611.21 billion for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 2008, with certain appropriations extending through the fiscal year 2009.

Highlights:
  • Provides that Iraqi and Afghan immigrants who are granted special immigrant status are eligible for up to six months of resettlement assistance and entitlement programs available to refugees (Sec. 525).
  • Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to implement a totalization agreement between the Social Security programs of the United States and Mexico (Sec. 526).
  • Appropriates $13.63 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
    • $3.37 billion for training and employment services;
    • $3.47 billion for state unemployment insurance and employment service operations; and
    • $1.65 billion for the office of the Job Corps.
  • Appropriates $480.03 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $30.01 billion for the National Institutes of Health;
    • $401.41 billion for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and
    • $27.32 billion for the Administration for Children and Families.
  • Appropriates $63.58 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $16.38 billion for student financial assistance;
    • $15.93 billion for education for the disadvantaged; and
    • $12.36 billion for special education.
  • Appropriates $53.98 for related agencies, including:
    • $51.81 billion for the Social Security Administration;
    • $1.35 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and
    • $420 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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 - Conference Report Adopted (House) (269-142) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (75-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $600.13 billion for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 2008, with certain appropriations extending through the fiscal year 2009.

Highlights:
  • Provides that Iraqi and Afghan immigrants who are granted special immigrant status are eligible for up to six months of resettlement assistance and entitlement programs available to refugees (Sec. 529).
  • Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to implement a totalization agreement between the social security programs of the United States and Mexico (Sec. 530).
  • Prohibits Social Security payments from being dispersed for claims of credit for work done under a social security number that was not the worker's (Sec. 531).
  • Appropriates $13.80 billion for the Department of Labor, including:
    • $3.59 billion for training and employment services;
    • $3.25 billion for state unemployment insurance and employment service operations; and
    • $1.66 billion for the office of the Job Corps.
  • Appropriates $479.12 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
    • $29.91 billion for the National Institutes of Health;
    • $401.38 billion for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and
    • $6.58 billion for the Administration for Children and Families.
  • Appropriates $62.98 billion for the Department of Education, including:
    • $16.37 billion for student financial assistance;
    • $15.87 billion for education for the disadvantaged; and
    • $12.33 billion for special education.
  • Appropriates $44.23 billion for related agencies, including:
    • $42.23 billion for the Social Security Administration;
    • $880.91 million for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and
    • $420.00 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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) (276-140) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $597.49 billion for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 2008, with certain appropriations extending through the fiscal year 2009.

Highlights:
  • Increases the maximum Pell Grant for which a college student is eligible from $4,310 during the 2007-2008 award year to $4,700 during the 2008-2009 award year [Title III].
  • Prohibits funding in this Act from being used for the transportation of teachers or students in order to overcome a racial imbalance or carry out a racial desegregation plan in any school or school system [Title III (sec. 301)].
  • Prohibits funding in this Act from being used to require a student to attend a school other than the school which is nearest to the student's home, except in the case of a student requiring special education [Title III (sec. 302)]. 
  • Prohibits funding in this Act from being "used to prevent the implementation of programs of voluntary prayer and meditation in the public schools" [Title III (sec. 303)].
  • Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being used to perform abortions or to provide health benefits coverage that includes the coverage of abortion [Title V (sec. 507)].
  • Prohibits the expenditure of funds appropriated to the Department of Labor in the procurement of goods produced by forced or indentured child labor [Title I (sec. 102)].
  • Requires the Secretary of Labor to issue a full monthly transit subsidy of at least $110 to each of its employees in the National Capital Region beginning September 30, 2007 [Title I (sec. 103)].
  • Authorizes up to $20 million in grants to states "to address the gap in health care coverage faced by trade adjustment assistance participants and dislocated workers" [Title I (sec. 107)].
  • Allows the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the Director of the Office of AIDS Research to transfer up to 3 percent of the total amount of funding among institutes for the purpose of research relating to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) [Title II (sec. 208)].
  • $10.25 billion for the Department of Labor.
  • $478.54 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including $29.65 billion for the National Institutes of Health and $400.98 billion for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • $64.94 billion for the Department of Education, including $16 billion for education for the disadvantaged and $12.3 billion for special education.
  • $43.76 billion for related agencies, including $41.80 billion for the Social Security Administration.
  • $63.54 million to establish the Medicare rural hospital flexibility grants program, $35 million for grant adjustments for existing community health centers, and $310.91 million for voluntary family planning projects, not to be expended for abortions.
  • $2.66 billion for low-income home energy assistance, $3.95 billion for child support enforcement and family support programs, $2.14 billion for child care assistance for low-income families, $6.96 billion to fund the Head Start Act through September 30, 2009, and $136.7 million to provide abstinence education.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Sponsors

  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
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