Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee forDepartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors
Listed in Alphabetical Order
July 22, 2009  1:36 PM

Camp (MI)

#12

Revised Would disallow funds from being used by any entity that is not the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to set Medicare prices for benefits under Medicare Parts A and B.

Carnahan (MO)

#6

Would direct the Secretary of Labor to give consideration for workforce development training programs for scientists and engineers.

Carson (IN)

#34

Would provide that any unobligated funds under the Social Security Administration Limitation on Administrative Expenses will be obligated for disability review (50%) and investment in information technology, telecommunication hardware, and software infrastructure (50%).

Carter (TX)/
Burton (IN)

#5

Revised Would block federal appropriations from being used to implement a plan at Department of Education that would promulgate, amend, or repeal any regulations pertaining to the Federal Family Education Lending Program (FFELP).

Cuellar (TX)

#21

Withdrawn Would prohibit the purchase of light bulbs unless they are "Energy Star" qualified or have the "Federal Energy Management Program" designation.

Cuellar (TX)

#22

Withdrawn Would prohibit the use of funds in the bill from being used for first class travel for employees of agencies funded by the bill.

Edwards, Donna (MD)

#28

Would prohibit funds from being used to provide funds to an institution of higher education that accepts any payment, funding, in-kind contribution, or other benefit from a credit card issuer in exchange for authorizing or permitting the issuer to solicit students attending the institution to apply for a credit card.

 

Edwards, Donna (MD)/
Frank (MA)

#29

Withdrawn Would provide that none of the funds made available in this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce section 484 (r) of the Higher Education Act (Suspension of eligibility for drug-related offenses) or section 485 (k) of such Act (Notice to students concerning penalties for drug violations).

Ellsworth (IN)

#19

Would prohibit funds appropriated in the Act from being used to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.

Graves (MO)/
Bonner (AL)

#27

Revised Would prohibit funds from being used to establish a Federal health insurance mandate on small businesses (as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632)).

Hastings, Alcee (FL)

#7

Withdrawn Would increase funding by $900,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The increase is offset by a $900,000 reduction in the Department of Education’s Program Administration account.

Hodes (NH)/
Bean (IL)

#15

Would require all agencies who receive funds under this act to submit a report to the Government Accountability Office on expired undisbursed grant accounts which shall include 1) future action to resolve the grant accounts; 2) the method that the department or agency is taking to track these expired grant accounts; 3) which grant accounts could be returned to the United States Treasury; and 4) the number and total finances in the expired grant accounts for the past three fiscal years.

Holt (NJ)

#13

Withdrawn Would increase funding for the Mathematics and Science partnerships program which helps train our nation’s math and science teachers at the elementary and secondary schools level by $21,022,000 to $200 million. The increase is offset by an equal reduction in the Department of Labor Departmental Management salaries and expenses account and CBO has scored as a net reduction of $12 million in outlays.

Holt (NJ)

#14

Would increase Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding for disability access and polling place accessibility by $20,000,000 and to increase HAVA funding for protection and advocacy by $5,000,000 (for a total increase of $25,000,000), with the offset to be deducted from General Departmental Management budget of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary.

Issa (CA)

#3

Would prohibit the National Institute of Health (NIH) from 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.

King, Steve (IA)/
Stearns (FL)

#26

Would prohibit funding in the bill from being made available to ACORN or any of its affiliate organizations.

Kingston (GA)

#17

Would allocate $20 million for technology-based reviews from the $50 million provided for the purpose of conducting improper Unemployment Insurance payment reviews.

Kline, John (MN)/
Tiahrt (KS)

#23

Revised Would increase funding for IDEA Grants to States by $1 billion to help meet the federal commitment to provide 40% of the excess cost of educating disabled children.  The amendment is offset by: (1) reducing the increases proposed for the Corporation for National and Community Service and new grant awards under the Fund for the Improvement of Education; (2) eliminating the Global AIDS Fund transfer to USAID; (3) eliminating funding for new programs such as the proposed Career Pathways Innovative Fund, Green Jobs, Workforce Data Quality Initiative and the National Teacher Recruitment Campaign; and (4) eliminating funding for lower priority programs such as Teaching of Traditional American History, Smaller Learning Communities and Education Technology State Grants.

Lewis, Jerry (CA)/
Paulsen (MN)

#10

Revised Would prohibit any funds in the bill from being used by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate, issue, implement, administer or enforce any regulation with respect to a program of health insurance that did not exist as of July 15, 2009.

Matheson (UT)

#33

Withdrawn Would provide $5 million in additional resources for the Emergency Medical Services for Children program, offset from the Department of Labor's general administrative account.

McCaul (TX)/
Sestak (PA)

#35

Revised Would fully fund the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act by providing an additional $20 million which would be offset from the NIH buildings and facilities account and the Office of the Secretary of NIH administrative Account.

McGovern (MA)

#2

Withdrawn The amendment increases funding for the Reach Out and Read Program by $2 million within the funds available for Title V of the ESEA under this account.

Mica (FL)

#30

Withdrawn Would prohibit payments to former Long Island Rail Road employees who have been deemed occupationally disabled unless all future rail employees receive secondary medical screenings.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#8

Would increase funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 by $5 million, which is intended to increase funding for the Federal TRIO Programs by an additional $5 million dollars from the current report language level of $868,089,000. This is offset by a $5 million decrease to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#9

Would increase funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, by $5 million, which is intended to increase funding for the Federal TRIO Programs by an additional $5 million dollars from the current report language level of $868,089,000. This is offset by a $5 million decrease to Title 1 of ESEA and Section 418A of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Obey (WI)

#20

Revised Would (1) increase funding for the Careers Pathways Innovation Fund by $5 million, offset by a $5 million decrease to the funding for the Green Jobs Fund, both within the Training and Employment Services account in the Department of Labor; (2) increase funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration by $1 million for the Emergency Medical Services for Children program, offset by a $1 million decrease to the funding for Department of Labor Departmental Management; (3) increase funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics by $1 million to support the collection of vital statistics data, offset by a $1 million decrease to the funding for HHS General Departmental Management; (4) make a technical correction by inserting the legal citation (title IV of the Public Health Service Act) within the HHS Office of the Secretary for the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008; (5) increase funding for Mathematics and Science Partnership program in the School Improvement Programs account of the Department of Education by $5 million, offset by a reduction to the Fund for the Improvement of Education in the Innovation and Improvement account of the Department of Education; (6) provide $6.965 million for the Reach Out and Read program within the Fund for the Improvement of Education in the Innovation and Improvement account of the Department of Education; (7) increase by $10 million the funding that may be used for grants to charter management organizations to replicate successful charter models within the Charter School program under the Innovation and Improvement Account in the Department of Education; (8) provide $1 million for Modeling and Simulation programs authorized under section 891 of the Higher Education Act in the Higher Education account in the Department of Education, offset by a reduction to the Fund for the Improvement of Education in the Innovation and Improvement account of the Department of Education; (9) include a prohibition on the use of funds in this Act to purchase light bulbs unless the light bulbs are “Energy Star” qualified or have the “Federal Energy Management Program” designation; and (10) include a prohibition on the use of funds in this Act for first-class travel by the employees of agencies funded by this Act in contravention of Federal travel regulations.

Pence (IN)/Cao (LA)/Franks (AZ)/Lamborn (CO)/Terry (NE)/Pitts(PA)Smith, Chris(NJ)/Latta(OH)

#4

Would provide that none of the funds in the bill be available to Planned Parenthood for any purpose under title X of the Public Health Services Act (Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs).

Polis (CO)

#31

Withdrawn Would require that at least $100,000 of increased Employment Standards Administration (ESA) funding will go to the Office of the Ombudsman of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.

Polis (CO)

#32

Withdrawn Would increase the amount of funds for subpart 1 of part B of title V of the ESEA that the Secretary of Education may reserve for the replication and expansion of successful charter school models from $20 million to $30 million.

Scott, Bobby (VA)

#25

Withdrawn Would transfer $1,000,000 from the Department of Education’s Administrative Functions Account to the Department’s Higher Education Account to allow the Department to begin implementing Title VIII, Section 891 (Modeling and Simulation) of the High Education Opportunity Act (P.L. 110-315).

Shuler (NC)

#1

Would allow Swain County, North Carolina, seventy-five percent of which is federally owned, to apply for Section 8002 Impact Aid funding (payments for federal property) within Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Souder (IN)

#16

Revised Would prohibit funding for any program which distributes sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.

Teague (NM)

#18

Withdrawn Would increase funding by $25 million for the Career Pathways Innovation Fund for the purposes of energy job training, offset by a reduction of $25 million in funding for activities that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy as described in section 6 171(e)(1)(B) of the WIA.

Tiahrt (KS)/
Herger (CA)/
Roe (TN)

#11

Would prohibit any funds in the bill from being used to make coverage or reimbursement decisions in any government-run health insurance program (including Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP) if those decisions are based on comparative effectiveness research.

Wittman (VA)/
Price, Tom (GA)/
Blackburn (TN)/
Jordan (OH)/
Broun (GA)/
Bishop, Rob (UT)/
Burton (IN)/
Cassidy (LA)/
Chaffetz (UT)/
Conaway (TX)/
Goodlatte (VA)/
Inglis (SC)/
Lamborn (CO)/
Lummis (WY)/
Neugebauer (TX)/
Sessions (TX)/
Herger (CA)/
McMorris Rodgers (WA)/Stearns (FL)/Johnson (TX)

#24

Revised Would reduce appropriations in the bill by $803,270,000.