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October 22, 2007

Senate Schedule - H.R. 3043: Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations (continued)

H.R. 3043: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

Previous Senate Votes

PDF of White House Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 3043, S. 1710

Debate, Votes

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

S.Amdt. 3369 by Sen. Allard [R-CO]
To reduce the total amount appropriated to any program that is rated ineffective by the Office of Management and Budget through the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART).
Motion to Table Agreed to 68-21

S.Amdt. 3347 by Sen. Menéndez [D-NJ]
To provide funding for the activities under the Patient Navigator Outreach and Chronic Disease Prevention Act of 2005.
Agreed to 88-3


Pending Brownback Amendments:

S.Amdt. 3363
To restore funding for CBAE in the Senate bill and restore the "A-H" requirements for CBAE.
CWA: The President requested an increase of $28 million for Community Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) above last year's request. The House supported the President's request, and provided $141 million for CBAE, and protected the "A-H" guidelines which govern abstinence education programs to ensure it goes to true abstinence programs (not counterfeits by abortion groups).

S.Amdt. 3392
Related to "reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, or incest."

S.Amdt. 3406
Related to "contraceptives to students under the age of 16."


Update:
Senate Democrats Cite Meeting Bush 'Halfway' on Spending Bill Proposals
Senate Democrats asked President Bush on Monday to reconsider his threat to veto a large fiscal 2008 domestic spending measure as it proceeded toward passage. Democrat Tom Harkin of Iowa, who chairs the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, said Democrats had made a major concession to Bush by dropping a provision that would have expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

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