[Nfbk] House subcommittee passes Labor-HHS-Ed bill

Joey Couch ki4vjd at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:00:40 UTC 2012

House subcommittee passes Labor-HHS-Ed bill

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human
Services, Education, and Related Agencies (L-HHS-Ed) passed its
<http://capwiz.com/thearc/utr/1/AKTMRZBSNF/KADRRZBXHB/8538511431> FY
2013 spending bill that funds the majority of disability-related
programs. The bill passed along a near party line vote of 8 to 6 on July
18.   The Senate Appropriations committee
<http://capwiz.com/thearc/utr/1/AKTMRZBSNF/CRNERZBXHC/8538511431> passed
its version of the bill last month. Again this year, the House
subcommittee focused on reducing funding for implementation of the
health care reform law. Specifically, the bill would rescind $1.6
billion for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and $15
million for the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is charged
with recommending steps to lower Medicare spending growth. Other targets
included family planning services, the Department of Education's Race to
the Top program, and National Public Radio. As the bill provided for
mostly top level numbers for federal agencies, obtaining funding amounts
for most individual disability-related programs, including the
vocational rehabilitation program, will not be available until the
committee report is released.   However, in its press release the
subcommittee noted:

Special Education grants to states are funded at $12.1 billion, a 4.3%
increase over FY 2012; and

The bill includes $10.7 billion to administer Social Security
Administration activities, which is $287 million below fiscal year 2012.

Joey Couch
phone 606-216-8033.
email ki4vjd at gmail.com

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