Senate Passes Spending Bill for Labor, Health, Education
Rigsby, Deborah, Otero, Juan, Nation's Cities Weekly
The Senate passed an eleventh spending bill, 89-10, for fiscal year 2002 last week, appropriating $123 billion dollars for the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services (H.R. 3061).
The measure will increase funding for key municipal programs including youth employment and training and senior services, as well as education and healthcare. A House-Senate conference committee is expected to meet soon to resolve differences in funding allocations for education and health programs. Highlights of the Senate appropriations measure are listed below.
* The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) would be funded at $2 billion, $300 million above the President's …
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Publication information: Article title: Senate Passes Spending Bill for Labor, Health, Education. Contributors: Rigsby, Deborah - Author, Otero, Juan - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 24. Issue: 45 Publication date: November 12, 2001. Page number: 2+. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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