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Title: Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that appropriates money to the States for teacher employment purposes and increases the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for qualifying states for parts of fiscal year 2010-2011.
- Appropriates $10 billion for the Education Jobs Fund to be allocated to states for the retention, rehiring, or hiring of elementary and secondary education employees (Sec. 101).
- Establishes the following Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) increases for fiscal year 2010-2011 for states whose fiscal year 2010-2011 FMAPs would otherwise be less than their FMAPs for any single fiscal year from FY 2007-2008 to FY 2009-2010 (Sec. 201):
- An increase of 3.2 percent in the second quarter; and
- An increase of 1.2 percent in the third quarter.
- Extends the period during which a state can receive a further increase in its FMAP if it has as a specified level of increase in unemployment so that eligibility ends on January 1, 2011 rather than July 1, 2010 (Sec. 201).
- Repeals a provision in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that allows for "advanced payment of earned income credit" (Sec. 219).
- Rescinds funds that include, but are not limited to, the following amounts (Secs. 301-330):
- $2.2 billion from federal aid to the states for highways;
- $1.5 billion from the Department of Energy's Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program;
- $340 million from the Department of Defense's Army construction funds;
- $302 million from the Department of Commerce's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program;
- $122 million from the Department of Agriculture's rural development funds.