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Senate Committee Approves FY2014 Labor, Health and Human Services Spending Bill

On July 11, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered), by voice vote. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies approved the bill, by voice vote, on July 9.

According to a committee summary and report, the bill would provide a total of $783.365 billion in FY2014 for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and several federal agencies. This amount is $4.438 billion below the President Obama’s FY2014 request and $25.925 billion above the FY2013 allocation. The total includes $164.33 billion in discretionary funding.

The Department of Labor would receive $14.604 billion in FY2014. This amount is $429.604 million above FY2013 and $41.963 million below the president’s request. The Department of Health and Human Services would receive $625.811, which is $22.052 billion above FY2013 and $2.723 billion below the president’s request. The Department of Education would receive $72.527 in FY2014. This amount is $1.32 billion above FY2013 and $1.984 billion below the administration’s request.

The bill would allocate $5 million to establish a new state paid leave fund, financed for by employer and/or employee contributions. The fund would allow employees to take leave from work in the event of illness, the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for an ailing parent or spouse (p. 26). The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (P.L. 103-3) currently allows employees to take unpaid leave for such occasions.

The chart below details funding for programs important to women and their families.

Program/Agency

FY2013*

President’s FY2014 Request

Senate Report – FY2014

Department of Labor

Dislocated Worker’s Assistance $1.255 million $1.266 million $1.266 million
Women In Apprenticeships $994,000 $0 $994,000
Women’s Bureau $11.536 million $9.214 million $11.536 million
International Labor Affairs Bureau $92.125 million $95.425 million $95.425 million

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration $6.453 billion $6.342 billion $6.609 billion
Community Health Centers $1.574 billion $1.567 billion $1.574 billion
Maternal and Child Health Bureau $860.252 million $853.355 million $858.6 million
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant $643.807 million $638.646 million $643.807 million
Heritable Disorders $9.913 million $0 $9.913 million
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening $18.811 million $18.6 million $18.66 million
Healthy Start $104.309 million $103.532 million $103.532 million
Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act $2.343 billion $2.412 billion $2.394 billion
Ryan White Part D- Children, Youth, Women and Families Program $77.013 million $77.167 million $77.013 million
Family Planning $296.244 million $327.402 million $327.402 million
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $6.547 billion $6.645 billion $7.023 billion
Global Health $346.964 million $393.024 million $391.964 million
HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Prevention $1.098 billion $1.177 billion $1.108 billion
National Institutes of Health $30.648 billion $31.102 billion $30.955 billion
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities $275.887 million $283.299 million $281.416 million
Administration for Children and Families $29.859 billion $31.04 billion $31.983 billion
Child Support Enforcement and Family Support $2.904 billion $2.965 billion $2.965 billion
Child Care & Development Block Grant $2.324 billion $2.478 billion $2.5 billion
Refugee and Entrant Assistance (unaccompanied minors) $375.088 million $494.597 million $494.597 million
Refugee and Entrant Assistance (aid to victims of trafficking) $9.755 million $19.975 million $15.775 million
Child and Families Services Programs $9.927 billion $11.089 billion $11.418 billion
Head Start $7.986 billion $9.621 billion $9.621 billion
Consolidated Runaway and Homeless Youth Program $97.16 million $100.355 million $99.355 million
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment Program $93.516 million $93.703 million $93.516 million
Abandoned Infants Assistance $11.53 million $11.553 million $11.53 million
Child Welfare Training and Services/Adoption $384.495 million $385.267 million $389.495 million
Family Violence/Battered Women’s Shelters $129.288 million $135 million $135 million
National Domestic Violence Hotline $3.191 million $4.5 million $4.5 million
Promoting Safe and Stable Families (discretionary) $62.938 million $63.065 million $63.065 million
Office of the Secretary $542.585 million $421.276 million $517.381 million
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community Grants $112.838 million $103.022 million $113.245 million
Abstinence Education $4.981 million $0 $0
Office for Civil Rights $40.857 million $42.205 million $42.205 million
Office of Minority Health $55.67 million $40.56 million $42.56 million
Office on Women’s Health $33.615 million $26.808 million $26.808 million
Minority HIV/AIDS $53.574 million $53.891 million $53.891 million

Department of Education

Title I Grants to LEAs $14.487 billion $14.516 billion $14.612 billion
Special Education Grants for Infants and Families $441.824 million $462.71 million $462.71 million
Child Care Access Means Students in School (CCAMPIS) $15.938 million $15.97 million $15.938 million
Office for Civil Rights $102.418 million $107.5 million $102.418 million

*Does not reflect the March 1, 2013 sequester of funds under the Budget Control Act (P.L. 112-25).

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