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House Approves FY2009 Appropriations

On February 25, the House approved, 245-178, H.R. 1105, an omnibus bill that consolidates the FY2009 spending bills for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related AgenciesCommerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water; Financial Services and General Government; Interior and Environment; Labor, Health and Human Services, and EducationLegislative BranchState, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Current funding for programs under these spending bills expires on March 6 (P.L. 110-329, see The Source, 9/26/08). The FY2009 Defense, Homeland Security, and Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and Related Agencies spending bills were approved as part of P.L. 110-329.

The charts below detail funding for various programs important to women. The page numbers listed correspond to the PDF page numbers, not the page numbers in the document.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies

According to the Appropriations Committee report, the bill would provide $21.458 billion in discretionary funds and $86.629 billion in mandatory funds in FY2009 for programs within the bill. The total $108.087 billion is $15.173 billion over FY2008 and $12.864 billion more than the president’s request.

 

Agency/Program FY2008 President Bush’s Request FY2009 Mark
Food Nutrition Service (p. 129) $60.056 billion $64.125 billion $76.155 billion
Child Nutrition programs (p. 56) $13.902 billion $45.456 billion $14.952 billion
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) (p. 56-57) $6.02 billion $6.1 billion $6.86 billion
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp program) (p. 57-58) $39.783 billion $43.349 billion $53.969 billion
Commodity Assistance Program (p. 58-59) $210.288 million $70.37 million $230.8 million

Foreign Food Assistance

P.L. 480 Food for Peace (p. 60) $1.211 billion $1.226 billion $1.226 billion
McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program (p. 61) $99.3 million $100 million $100 million
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (p. 61) $1.717 billion $2.046 billion $2.051 billion
Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) (P.L. 108-365) fees (p. 66 & 130) $18.398 million $19.318 million $19.318 million
Office of Women’s Health (p. 66) $5 million $6 million

 

Report Language

The report includes language detailing the increase in funding for WIC (p. 57), including funding of $14.85 million for the breastfeeding peer counselor program. Also included in the report is language on breast imaging quality standards under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (p. 66).

Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

According to the report, the bill would provide $57.652 billion in discretionary funds, $5.849 billion over FY2008 and $3.52 billion more than the president’s request.

 

Agency/Program FY2008 President Bush’s Request FY2009 Mark

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women (p. 62-63) $400 million $280 million $415 million
Grants to Combat Violence Against Women (STOP Grants) $183.8 million $190 million
Transitional Housing $17.4 million $18 million
Violence on College Campuses $9.4 million $9.5 million
Civil Legal Assistance for Victims $36.7 million $37 million
Elder Abuse Grant Program $4.2 million $4.25 million
Safe Haven Program $13.6 million $14 million
Protections and Services for Disabled Victims $6.6 million $6.75 million
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) $13.2 million $15 million
Training for Judicial Personnel (child abuse) $2.4 million $2.5 million
Research on Violence Against Indian Women $900,000 $1 million
Engaging Men and Youth in Prevention $2.8 million $3 million
Court Training Program $2.8 million $3 million
Stalking Database $2.8 million $3 million
Rural Domestic Violence Assistance Grants $40.4 million $41 million
Sexual Assault Victims Services $9.4 million $12 million
National Tribal Sex Offender Registry $900,000 $1 million
State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance (p. 65-69) $908.136 million $404 million $1.329 billion
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants $170.433 million $0 $546 million
Prison Rape Prevention Programs (p. 60, 65 & 68) $17.86 million $12.5 million
Victims of Trafficking Grants (p. 65) $10 million $10 million
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (p. 102) $587.233 million $0 $550.5 million
Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grants (p. 124) $152.72 million $151 million
Child Predator Elimination/Sex Offender Management (p. 129) $4.162 million $18 million
Juvenile Justice Programs (p. 88) $383.513 million $185 million $374 million
Victims of Child Abuse Programs (p. 88) $16.92 million $20 million

Related Agencies

Legal Services Corporation (p. 158) $350.49 million $311 million $390 million
Commission on Civil Rights (p. 157) $8.46 million $8.8 million $8.8 million
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (p. 157) $329.3 million $341.925 million $343.925 million
National Science Foundation (p. 153) $6.065 billion $6.854 billion $6.49 billion
Education and Human Resources (p. 155) $725.6 million $790.41 million $845.26 million

Report Language

The report includes language commending the federal Bureau of Prisons for its work on preventing sexual misconduct (p. 60). Also included in the report are provisions on the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Reduction grants (p. 124), encouraging the National Institute of Justice to examine family-based treatment for non-violent drug offenders (p. 65), and $400,000 for Alaska’s Native American/Native Alaskan Liaison Office (p. 62).

Financial Services and General Government

According to the report, the bill would provide $22.697 billion in discretionary funds, $1.987 billion over FY2008 and $359.726 million more than the president’s request.

 

Agency/Program FY2008 President Bush’s Request FY2009 Mark
Small Business Administration (p. 54-55) $569 million $658.5 million $386.986 million
Small Business Development Centers $97.1 million $87.1 million $110 million
Women’s Business Centers $11 million $12 million $13.75 milion
Women’s Business Council $743,000 $775,000
Microloan Program $20 million $20 million
Treasury’s Office of Financial Education (p. 2) $1.1 million $500,000
District of Columbia Courts (p. 28) $224 million $224 million $248.409 million

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

According to the report, the bill would provide $152.225 billion in discretionary funds and $473.364 billion in mandatory funds in FY2009 for programs within the bill. The total $625.619 billion is $25.394 billion over FY2008 and $7.187 billion more than the president’s request.

 

Agency/Program FY2008 President Bush’s Request FY2009 Mark

Department of Labor

Dislocated Worker’s Assistance (p. 405), including advance from prior year and FY2010 $1.184 billion $942.956 million $1.184 billion
Women in Apprenticeship (p. 405) $983,000 $0 $1 million
Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (p. 405) $73.493 million $39.6 million $108.493 million
Women’s Bureau (p. 408) $9.465 million $10.237 million $10.419 million
International Labor Affairs Bureau (p. 18-19) $81.074 million $14.822 million $86.074 million

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (total program level) (p. 24) $7.009 billion $6.155 billion $7.259 billion
Community Health Centers (p. 409) $2.065 billion $2.092 billion $2.19 billion
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant (p. 410) $659.255 million $666.155 million $662.121 million
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (P. 25) $972,705 $973,000 $486,000
First-time Motherhood (p. 25) $4.913 million $4.913 million $4.956 million
Doula program (p. 25) $1.509 million $1.509 million $1.504 million
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (p. 410) $11.79 million $0 $19 million
Healthy Start (p. 410) $99.744 million $99.744 million $102.372 million
Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act (total (p. 410) $2.167 billion $2.168 billion $2.238 billion
Ryan White Part D (funding for women, children, and families infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS) (p. 410) $73.69 million $73.69 million $76.845 million
National Cord Blood Inventory (p. 410) $8.843 million $11.966 million $11.983 million
Family Planning (p. 34 of the bill) $299.981 million $299.981 million $307.491 million
Centers for Disease Control (total program level) (CDC) (p. 66 & 69) $6.431 billion $5.956 billion $6.283 billion
Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disability and Health (p. 411) $127.366 million $126.752 million $138.022 million
Global Health (p. 78) $302.371 million $302.025 million $308.824 million
Domestic HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research (p. 67) $691.86 million $684.73 million $691.86 million
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (p. 67) $152.329 million $151.651 million $152.329 million
Viral Hepatitis (p. 67) $17.582 million $17.504 million $18.316 million
Tuberculosis (p. 67) $140.359 million $139.735 million $143.87 million
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (total program level) (p. 85) $28.942 billion $28.938 billion $30.317 billion
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (p. 413) $199.569 million $199.762 million $205.959 million
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (total program level) (p. 98) $334.564 million $325.664 million $372.053 million
Administration for Children and Families (total program level) (p. 147) $27.218 billion $25.956 billion $24.789 billion
Child Support Enforcement (p. 416) $3.961 billion $3.723 billion $3.723 billion
Refugee and Entrant Assistance (aid to victims of trafficking) (p. 416) $9.814 million $9.814 million $9.814 million
Refugee and Entrant Assistance (unaccompanied minors) (p. 416) $132.6 million $114.07 million $123.12 million
Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) (p. 105) $2.062 billion $2.062 billion $2.127 billion
Child and Family Services Programs (p. 105) $8.98 billion $8.503 billion $9.301 billion
Head Start (p. 105) $6.878 billion $7.027 billion $7.113 billion
Consolidated runaway and homeless youth programs (p. 416) $96.128 million $96.128 million $97.234 million
Child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment activities (p. 416) $105.359 million $105.359 million $109.981 million
Abandoned infant assistance (p. 416) $11.628 million $11.628 million $11.628 million
Child welfare training and services (p. 416) $288.951 million $288.951 million $288.951 million
Adoption (p. 416) $43.155 million $58.506 million $75.832 million
Violence Against Women (Family Violence Prevention and Services Act [P.L. 98-457]) (p. 417) $122.552 million $122.552 million $127.776 million
National Domestic Violence Hotline (p. 417) $2.918 million $2.918 million $3.209 million
Abstinence-only education (p. 417) $113.4 million $141.074 million $99.114 million
Mentoring Children of Prisoners (p. 417) $48.628 million $50 million $49.314 million
Promoting Safe and Stable Families (p. 115) $408.311 million $408.311 million $408.311 million
Administration on Aging (p. 115) $1.413 billion $1.381 billion $1.491 billion
National Family Caregiver Support Program (p. 418) $153.439 million $153.439 million $154.22 million

Office of the Secretary

Public Health Service’s Office of Minority Health (p. 418) $48.738 million $42.686 million $52.956 million
Adolescent Family Life (p. 418) $29.778 million $30.307 million $29.778 million
Public Health Service’s Office on Women’s Health (p. 126 & 418) $31.033 million $28.458 million $33.746 million
Minority HIV/AIDS (p. 418) $50.984 million $51.891 million $51.891 million
Embryo Adoption Awareness Campaign (p. 418) $3.93 million $1.98 million $4.2 million
Office of Civil Rights (p. 129) $34.299 million $40.099 million $40.099 million

Department of Education

No Child Left Behind (p. 133), including funds for FY2010 $13.899 billion $14.305 billion $15.76 billion
William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program (p. 420) $66.454 million $0 $66.454 million
Reading First (p. 420) $393.012 million $1 billion $0
Early Reading First (p. 420) $112.549 million $112.549 million $112.549 million
21st Century Community Learning Centers (p. 420) $1.081 billion $800 million $1.131 billion
Education for Homeless Children and Youth (p. 420) $64.067 million  $64.067 million $65.427 million
Mentoring Programs (p. 421) $48.544 million  $0 $48.544 million
Vocational Education (p. 422)  $1.272 billion  $0  $1.272 billion
Adult Education (p. 422)  $567.468 million $574.59 million  $567.468 million 
Pell Grants $14.215 billion  $16.941 billion $17.288 billion 
maximum student award (p. 158) $4,241 $4,310 $4,860
Child Care Access Means Student In School (CCAMPIS) (p. 423) $15.534 million  $15.534 million $16.034 million 
Office for Civil Rights (p. 176)  $89.612 million  $101.04 million  $96.826 million 
Special Education, Grants for Infant and Families (p. 421) $435.654 million $435.654 million $439.427 million
Women’s Educational Equity (p. 137) $1.846 million $0 $2.423 million

Report Language

According to the report (p. 69), $205.853 million is directed to breast and cervical cancer prevention and control, $19.528 million to the WISEWOMAN (Well Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) program, $6.791 million for Johanna’s Law (P.L. 109-475, see The Source, 12/8/06), and $5.402 million for ovarian cancer prevention and control.

Also included in the report is language on safe motherhood programs, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (p. 69-70), domestic violence community projects (p. 75), and the Office on Women’s Health (p. 126). 

Legislative Branch

The committee report states that bill would provide $4.402 billion for legislative branch operations in FY2009, $431.585 million above FY2008 and $258.465 million less than the president’s request.

Report Language

The report includes language on the House of Representatives child care center (p. 1-2) and the Library of Congress’ child care center (p. 10). 

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

The bill would provide $40.457 billion in FY2009, including emergency appropriations, $50.151 million less than FY2008 and $1.524 billion less than the president’s request.

 

Agency/Program FY2008 President Bush’s Request FY2009 Mark
State Department (p. 67) $13.497 billion $13.322 billion $13.084 billion
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (p. 35) $11.903 million $7.183 million $12 million
International Peacekeeping (p. 10 of the bill) $1.691 billion $1.497 billion $1.517
Migration and refugee assistance (p. 47 ofthe bill) $1.023 billion $764 million $931 million
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (p. 20) $769.435 million $978.784 million $808.584 million
Global Health and Child Survival (p. 22) $6.491 billion $6.357 billion $7.114 billion
Child Survival and Maternal Health (p. 23) $446.504 million $369.5 million $495 million
Vulnerable Children (p. 23) $14.879 million $10 million $15 million
Family Planning/Reproductive Health (p. 23) $391.8 million $301.7 million $455 million
HIV/AIDS — USAID (p. 23) $347.165 million $342.03 million $350 million
Microbicides (p. 23) $44.636 million $35 million $45 million
HIV/AIDS — State Dept. (PEPFAR) (p. 23) $4.662 billion $4.779 billion $5.195 billion
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (p. 23) $454.545 million $200 million $600 million
UNAIDS (p. 23) $34.717 million $35 million $40 million
Millennium Challenge Corporation (p. 48) $1.544 billion $2.225 billion $875 million

International Organizations and Programs

U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (p. 53) $127.955 million $124.5 million $130 million
U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) (p. 53) $3.571 million $950,000 $4.5 million
UNIFEM Trust Fund (p. 53) $1.785 million $0 $2.5 million
U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) (p. 53) $6.943 million $0 $30 million

Report Language

The report includes language on several programs affecting women and girls internationally, including: adoption in Vietnam and Guatemala (p. 4); women and international business development (p. 9); child survival and maternal health (p. 23 & 26); microbicides (p. 26); microfinance (p. 28); child marriage (p. 31); women’s leadership capacity building (p. 32); sexual violence in Darfur, eastern Chad, the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic (p. 32); violence against Guatemalan women and girls (p. 33); organizations working to empower Afghan women and girls (p. 38); trafficking, including that related to narcotics (p. 41 & 45); and the Russian Project serving mothers and their children (p. 42).

The bill also requires USAID to consider gender when planning, implementing, and evaluating programs. USAID also would be required to expend development assistance and economic support funds to reduce sexual and gender based violence. For details, see sections 7062 and 7063 here on page 62 here

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

According to the report, the bill would provide $55 billion in discretionary funds, $6.179 billion above FY2008 and $4.377 billion more than the president’s request.

 

Agency FY2008 President Bush’s Request FY2009 Mark
Minority Business Centers (p. 4 & 264) $893,000 $912,000 $912,000
Minority Business Outreach (p. 4 & 264) $2.97 million $3.056 million $3.056 million
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) (p. 106) $310 million $300.1 million $310 million
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