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Title: Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill to appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Foreign Operations, and other agencies for FY 1999.
- Requires the International Monetary Fund to increase its transparency by making public full written summaries of the Executive Board meetings within 3 months.
- Recommends transferring half of Israel's reduction in economic aid to military assistance to Israel due to emerging security threats in the Middle Aid.
- $208.29 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, including:
- $103.33 billion for Medicaid grants to States;
- $6.03 billion for children and family services programs;
- $4.11 billion for health resources and services;
- $2.56 for Disease Control, Research and Training;
- $2.49 billion for substance abuse and mental health services;
- $1.95 billion for Indian Health Services.
- $47.83 billion for the Department of Transportation, including $24 billion for federal highways.
- $36.07 billion for various domestic food programs, including:
- $22.59 billion for the Food Stamp Program;
- $9.18 billion for child nutrition programs;
- $3.92 billion for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
- $35.92 billion for the Department of Education, including:
- $9.35 for billion student financial assistance;
- $5.12 billion for special education;
- $2.81 billion for school improvement programs.
- $14.98 billion for the Treasury Department, including $7.87 billion for the Internal Revenue Service.
- $14.78 billion for emergency supplemental appropriations to various departments for "military readiness and overseas contingency operations," "antiterrorism" activities and "Year 2000 Conversion of Federal Information Technology Systems, including $5.96 billion for the Department of Defense, military division.
- $13.11 billion for the Agriculture Department, including $8.44 billion for reimbursement of the Commodity Credit Corporation for overall loses sustained.
- $12.6 billion for the Department of Labor, including $5.27 billion for training and employment services.
- $7.05 billion for the Department of Interior, including:
- $1.81 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
- $1.78 billion for National Park Service.
- $6.26 billion for bilateral economic assistance, including:
- $1.23 billion for development assistance;
- $2.37 billion for the Economic Support fund, specifically allotting $1.08 billion for Israel and $775 million for Egypt.
- $5.52 billion for various activities of the Department of Commerce, including $1.58 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- $ 4.36 billion for various programs, projects or activities in within the Department of State, including $1.64 billion for diplomatic and consular programs.
- $3.94 billion for multilateral economic assistance $3.64 billion for programs, projects or activities in the Judiciary Department, including $ 2.82 billion for salaries and expenses of the circuit and district courts.
- $3.47 billion for military assistance, including:
- $1.86 billion for military aid to Israel;
- $1.3 billion for military aid to Egypt.
- $941.5 million for export and import assistance.