H.R. 3293: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

H.R. 3293

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Date
July 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

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.  A complete summary of the amendments made in order will be released when they are available.

 

Bill Summary

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in Millions

 

FY 2009

President's Request

H.R. 3293

H.R. 3293 vs. FY 2009

H.R. 3293 vs. Request

Appropriation

152,255,000

161,552,470

163,400,000

11,145,000

1,847,530

Emergency Spending

137,000,000

0

0

137,000,000

0

Total

289,255,000

161,552,470

163,400,000

-125,855,000

1,847,530

 

H.R. 3293 contains a total of $163.4 billion in discretionary spending, an increase of $11.1 billion or 7 percent above the non-emergency discretionary spending level for FY 2009.  H.R. 3293 is $1.8 billion above the President's request.

Agencies receiving funding from the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriation already received an additional $127 billion in emergency spending from the "stimulus" bill and $7.7 billion from the FY 2009 emergency supplemental appropriations bill.  Combined, agencies receiving funding under this bill received $289 billion in discretionary funding in FY 2009.

Since 2007, the nation's deficit has exploded by more than ten-fold, from $162 billion in FY 2007 under the Republican's last budget, to $1.8 trillion in FY 2009.  Over that same period of time, funding for programs within this bill have increased 93 percent since the Democrats took over in fiscal year 2007.  Some Members may be concerned the discretionary spending increases in H.R. 3293 are irresponsible given the nation's fiscal crisis and the large amounts of additional funding these agencies have already received.

H.R. 3293 provides funding for the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and a number of other agencies, including the Corporation for Community Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Each of these federal agencies received supplemental funding in FY 2009 in addition to their regular appropriation.

The following is a summary of the spending highlights and other provisions in the bill.

TITLE I-Department of labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) receives $15.9 billion in discretionary spending, a decrease of $1.1 billion from FY 2009.  DOL agencies and programs funded under this title received approximately $4.5 billion in funding from the "stimulus" bill for a total amount of FY 2009 funding of $21.8 billion.  The bill provides $10.6 billion for the Employment and Training Administration, an increase of $1.1 billion or 12 percent over FY 2009.  The Employment and Training Administration also received $4 billion in emergency supplemental spending last fiscal year.

State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operation:  Provides $4.09 billion for Unemployment Insurance State and local operations and Employment Services, which is $402 million or 10 percent above the FY 2009 enacted level.

YouthBuild:  Provides $100 million for YouthBuild, an increase of $30 million or 42.9 percent over FY 2009.  The program provides federal funding for programs for low-income young people ages 16-24 to work toward their GEDs, learn job skills and build affordable housing.  The program also received $50 million in "stimulus" funds.

Green Jobs:  Provides $50 million for "green jobs," which were not funded in FY 2009 but received $500 million in the "stimulus."

Special Benefits for Disabled Coal Miners:  Provides $225.1 million for this program, $24.9 million below the program level for FY2009.  These funds would be used to provide benefits to coal miners unable to work due to black lung disease and to certain dependants on a monthly basis.

OSHA:  Provides Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) $554 million, an increase of $41 million or 8 percent over FY 2009.

Mine Safety and Health Administration: Provides $353.1 million, which is $6 million more than FY 2009.

Office of Job Corps:  Provides $1.7 billion for the Office of Job Corps, $21 million above FY 2009. The Jobs Corps is a nationwide network of residential facilities chartered by federal law to provide a comprehensive and intensive array of training, job placement, and support services to at-risk young adults.

TITLE II-Department of Health and Human services

The provides $73.7 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an increase of $6 billion or 9 percent over FY 2009.  HHS funding also includes $86.7 billion in advanced appropriations to fund HHS programs in FY 2011.  Advanced appropriations count against the budget cap for the year in which they become available but not in the year the appropriation is made.  As such, advanced appropriations are often employed as a budgetary "gimmick" to hide spending in later years

Title X Family Planning:  Provides $317.4 million for Title X family planning programs, $10 million or 3 percent above FY 2009.  Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, is the largest recipient of Title X.  While the bill prohibits funds from being used to pay for abortions, some Members may be concerned that Planned Parenthood is still allowed to receive funding given that money is fungible, and Title X money therefore allows Planned Parenthood to expand its operations.

Pro-Life Riders:  Retains prohibitions against using funding in the bill to be used for any abortions.

Needle Exchange:  Alters current needle exchange prohibitions to now allow federal funds to pay for needle exchange programs at least 1,000 feet of a public or private day care center, elementary school, vocational school, secondary school, college, junior college, or university.

National Cord Blood Inventory Program:  Provides $11.9 million for the National Cord Blood Inventory Program, the same as the FY 2009 enacted level.

NIH:  Provides $31.2 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase of $941 million or 3 percent over FY 2009.

CDC:  Provides $6.6 billion for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an increase of $67 million or 1 percent above FY 2009.

LIHEAP:  Provides $5.1 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which uses federal funds to assists low-income individuals pay their utility bills.  The funding represents an increase of $2.7 billion or 119 percent over FY 2009.

HIV/AIDS:  Provides $2.26 billion for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, an increase of $54 million or 3 percent over FY 2009.

Administration for Children and Families:  Provides $31.5 billion for the Administration for Children and Families, an increase of $5.8 billion or 22 percent above FY 2009.

Child Development Block Grants:  Provides $2.1 billion for Child Development Block Grants, the same level of funding as FY 2009.

Title III-Department of education

H.R. 3293 provides $64.6 billion for the Department of Education (DOE), an increase of $6 billion or 10 percent above FY 2009.  In FY 2009, programs funded through the DOE received billions in funds from supplemental appropriations, including $53.6 billion in State stabilization funds and $12 billion for special education.

Title I:  Provides $14.5 billion for Title I Local Education Agency Grants, the same funding level as last year. 

Student Financial Aid:  Provides $19.6 billion for student financial aid, an increase of $477 million or 2 percent above last year.  The funding includes $17.7 billion for Pell Grants, an increase of $495 million or 3 percent above last fiscal year.  In FY 2009, these programs received an additional $15.6 billion from the "stimulus" bill.

Indian Education:  Provides $132 million for Indian education programs, an increase of $10 million or 8 percent above FY 2009.

Innovation and Improvement:  Provides $1.3 billion for Title I Innovation and Improvement programs, an increase of $356 million or 36 percent over FY 2009.  Programs under this heading include the Troops-to-Teachers and Transition to Teaching programs, the National Writing Project, Charter School Grants, and Magnet Schools Assistance.  These programs received $200 million in FY 2010 from the "stimulus" bill.

Higher Education:  Provides $2.3 billion for Higher Education programs funded under the Student Financial Aid program, an increase of $193 million or 9 percent over FY 2009.

Abstinence Education:  Eliminates funding for abstinence education programs.

Title IV-Related agencies

H.R. 3293 provides $13.9 billion for a number of related agencies also funded through the Labor-HHS appropriations bill.  Combined, discretionary funding for these programs is increased by $1.2 billion or 10 percent. 

Corporation for Community Service:  Provides $1 billion for the Corporation for Community Service, an increase of $169 million or 19 percent.  These programs also received $200 million in the "stimulus" bill.  This spending funds programs such as the Senior Volunteer Program, Volunteers in Service to America and AmeriCorps, which some Members may consider to be taxpayer subsidized paid volunteerism.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting:  Provides $541 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), an increase of $61 million or 13 percent increase.  The CPB is a private corporation that uses taxpayer funds to pay for local television broadcasting that receives private income. 

H.R. 3293 Spending in Thousands

(Please note that the FY 2009 spending levels are based on regularly appropriated funding levels and do not reflect $61.8 billion in FY 2009 emergency spending.  Some scoring methods have based FY 2009 funding on appropriated levels combined with emergency spending.)

Program

FY 2009

H.R. 2892

FY 2009 vs. H.R. 2892

Change

Department of Labor

17,071,276

15,947,622

-1,123,654

-6.6%

Employment and Training Administration

9,404,501

10,600,248

1,195,747

12.7%

Training and Employment Services

3,626,448

3,802,961

176,513

4.9%

YouthBuild

70,000

100,000

30,000

42.9%

State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations

3,694,865

4,097,056

402,191

10.9%

Unemployment Compensation

2,833,455

3,256,955

423,500

14.9%

Program Administration

130,463

146,406

15,943

12.2%

Employee Benefits Security Administration

143,419

154,060

10,641

7.4%

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

444,722

464,067

19,345

4.3%

Employment Standards Administration Salaries and Expenses

440,267

486,756

46,489

10.6%

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

513,042

554,620

41,578

8.1%

Mine Safety and Health Administration

347,003

353,193

6,190

1.8%

Bureau of Labor Statistics

597,182

611,623

14,441

2.4%

Office of Disability Employment Policy

26,679

37,031

10,352

38.8%

Office of Job Corps

1,683,938

1,705,320

21,382

1.3%

Veterans Employment and Training

239,439

257,127

17,688

7.4%

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

Health Resources and Services

7,381,802

7,457,074

75,272

1.0%

Bureau of Primary Health Care

2,283,276

2,283,276

0

0.0%

Bureau of Health Professionals

841,692

995,558

153,866

18.3%

Maternal Child and Health Bureau

870,633

882,263

11,630

1.3%

HIV/AIDS Bureau

2,213,421

2,267,414

53,993

2.4%

Healthcare Systems Bureau

89,333

89,333

0

0.0%

Centers for Disease Control

6,614,601

6,681,895

67,294

1.0%

Infectious Diseases

1,947,827

2,030,123

82,296

4.2%

Health Promotion

1,019,708

1,051,694

31,986

3.1%

Health Information

279,356

291,784

12,428

4.4%

Global Health

308,824

323,134

14,310

4.6%

Terrorism Preparedness

1,514,657

1,546,809

32,152

2.1%

National Institutes of Health

30,317,024

31,258,788

941,764

3.1%

Cancer Institute

4,968,973

5,150,170

181,197

3.6%

Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

3,015,698

3,123,403

107,705

3.6%

Diabetes Institute

1,761,338

1,824,251

62,913

3.6%

Stroke Institute

1,593,344

1,650,253

56,909

3.6%

Infectious Diseases Institute

4,402,572

4,559,502

156,930

3.6%

Child Development Institute

1,294,894

1,341,120

46,226

3.6%

Environmental Health Institute

662,820

695,497

32,677

4.9%

Alcohol Abuse Institute

450,230

466,308

16,078

3.6%

Mental Health Institute

1,450,491

1,502,266

51,775

3.6%

Human Genome Institute

502,367

520,311

17,944

3.6%

Minority Health Institute

205,959

213,316

7,357

3.6%

Substance abuse and Mental Health

3,334,906

3,419,438

84,532

2.5%

Total Public Health Services

47,346,440

48,477,690

1,131,250

2.4%

Child Support Payments

4,316,699

4,571,509

254,810

5.9%

LIHEAP

2,320,328

5,100,000

2,779,672

119.8%

Refugee Assistance

633,442

714,968

81,526

12.9%

Child Care Block Grants

2,127,081

2,127,081

0

0.0%

Administration for Children and Families

25,695,644

31,540,820

5,845,176

22.7%

Children and Family Services

9,301,111

9,436,951

135,840

1.5%

Foster Care

4,660,000

4,681,000

21,000

0.5%

Adoption Assistance

2,371,000

2,462,000

91,000

3.8%

Administration on Aging

1,493,843

1,530,881

37,038

2.5%

Office of the Secretary

2,419,299

3,141,183

721,884

29.8%

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Education

 

 

 

 

Education for the Disadvantaged

15,760,086

15,938,215

178,129

1.1%

Local Education Agency Grants

14,492,401

14,492,401

0

0.0%

Impact Aid

1,265,718

1,290,718

25,000

2.0%

School Improvement Programs

5,362,016

5,239,644

-122,372

-2.3%

Indian Education

122,282

132,282

10,000

8.2%

Innovation and Improvement

996,425

1,353,363

356,938

35.8%

Safe Schools

690,370

395,753

-294,617

-42.7%

English Language Acquisition

730,000

760,000

30,000

4.1%

Special Education

12,579,677

12,579,677

0

0.0%

Disability Research

210,811

211,036

225

0.1%

Adult Education

1,944,348

2,016,477

72,129

3.7%

Student Financial Aid

19,156,973

19,634,905

477,932

2.5%

Pell Grants

17,288,000

17,783,395

495,395

2.9%

Higher Education

2,100,150

293,882

-1,806,268

-86.0%

Howard University

234,977

234,977

0

0.0%

 Institute of Education Sciences

617,175

664,256

47,081

7.6%

Departmental Management

584,847

615,277

30,430

5.2%

 

 

 

 

 

Related Agencies

 

 

 

 

Corporation for Community Service

889,866

1,059,016

169,150

19.0%

Senior Volunteer Program

213,785

220,900

7,115

3.3%

Volunteers in Service to America

96,050

97,932

1,882

2.0%

AmeriCorps

271,196

331,547

60,351

22.3%

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

479,233

541,000

61,767

12.9%

 

 

 

 

 

Total

152,255,000

163,400,000

11,145,000

7.3%

 

 

Cost

A CBO score for H.R. 3293 was not available as of press time.  However, the legislation would appropriate $163.4 billion in discretionary funding for FY 2010.