|Sponsor||Rep. Obey, David R.|
|Date||July 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
The House is scheduled to begin consideration of H.R. 3293, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act of FY 2010 on Friday, July 24, 2009, under a structured rule making five amendments in order.
Amendments Made in Order
1) Rep. Obey (D-WI): The Manager's Amendment prohibits funds from being made available for first class airline tickets or the purchase of light bulbs that are not "Energy Star" qualified or do not have the "Federal Energy Management Program" designation.
In addition, the amendment adjusts funding levels in the bill as follows.
• Reduces funds for the Employment and Training Administration's green jobs account by $5 million.
• Increases funds for the Employment and Training Administration's Career Pathways Innovation Fund by $5 million.
• Reduces funds for the DOL's Departmental Management by $1 million.
• Increases funds for HHS' Health Emergency Medical Services for Children program by $1 million.
• Increases funding for the CDC's Disease Control, Research, and Training by $1 million for statistics surveys.
• Reduces funding for CDC Public Health Informatics by $1 million.
• Reduces funds for the HHS general departmental management by $1 million.
• Increases funds for DOE school improvement programs by $5 million.
• Reduces funding for Title I education Innovation and Improvement programs by $6 million.
• Increases DOE funds for awards to charter management organizations by $10 million.
2) Rep. Souder (R-IN): Prohibits funding in the bill from being made available for programs that distribute hypodermic needles for the use of illegal drugs. The underlying bill alters current needle exchange prohibitions to now allow federal funds to pay for needle exchange programs at least 1,000 feet from a public or private day care center, elementary school, vocational school, secondary school, college, junior college, or university.
3) Rep. Issa (R-CA): Prohibits funding in the bill from being made available for the National Institute of Health (NIH) for funding three grants that research alcohol and substance use and the increased HIV risks they may raise among prostitutes in Thailand and China and hospitalized Russian alcoholics.
4) Rep. Pence (R-IN): Prohibits annual appropriations of Health and Human Services' Family Planning funds from Planned Parenthood. The amendment would NOT reduce overall funds available for family planning under Title X. Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of Family Planning (Title X) money and the largest abortion provider in America.
In 2008, Planned Parenthood provided nearly 290,000 abortions, nearly 25,000 more abortions in 2008 than the year before.
Approximately one in every five abortions occurs at a Planned Parenthood facility.
From 2007 to 2008, Planned Parenthood received nearly $350 million of American taxpayer money.
Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation in multiple states including Indiana, California, Alabama, and Tennessee for allegations of fraudulent use of Title X funding. Many Planned Parenthood centers have also been caught violating State sexual assault and child abuse reporting laws and even encouraging young girls to lie about their ages to circumvent state reporting laws. Family planning services that are necessary can be provided by groups that do not actively promote abortion and fight off every possible common-sense restriction on abortion.
5) Rep. Wittman (R-VA)/Price (R-GA): Reduces appropriations in the bill by $803 million or 0.5 percent of the total amount of the bill.