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HR 2740 - Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020 - National Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (226-203) - (Key vote)
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Title: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funding to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for fiscal year 2020.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $9.25 billion for necessary expenses of the Department of State and the Foreign Service (Title I). 

  • Appropriates $698 million for firearm injury and mortality prevention research (Title II). 

  • Appropriates $740 million tpo the Department of Energy for necessary expenses in carrying out fossil fuel energy research and development activities (Title III). 

  • Appropriates $45 million to institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, and may be used for the alteration, repair or improvements of facilities (Sec. 216). 

  • Prohibits any of these funds to be used implement a military service ban against transgender persons and persons with gender dysphoria (Sec. 11004). 

  • Prohibits any of the funds appropriated by this act may be used to support the sale of nuclear technology to the government of Saudi Arabia (Sec. 7041). 

  • Prohibits any of these funds to be used by the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs to implement the Presidential Memorandum on the “Mexico City Policy” (Sec. 7058). 

  • Authorizes funds in this act to be made available for a contribution, grant, or any other payment for the Paris Climate Agreement (Sec. 7060). 

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

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