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Appropriations Update: House and Senate Subcommittees Complete Work

FY 98 funding for Prevention, Research, Care, and HOPWA

July 15, 1997

A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!

The House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee and the Senate VA/HUD Appropriations Subcommittee voted on their FY'98 bills today. There were no negative or hostile amendments offered during either of the subcommittee votes. However, we do expect attacks on needle exchange and attempts to transfer HIV prevention funding to other disease accounts during the House full Appropriations Committee consideration of the FY '98 Labor/HHS Appropriations bill. We have no reason to believe that HOPWA funding will be subject to attack.


AIDS programs were funded as follows:

FY '98 Labor/HHS Appropriations bill

  • a $5.0 million increase for CDC HIV prevention programs --$12 million less than the President's request


  • a $73 million increase for AIDS research at the National Institutes of Health -- $33 million more than the President's request. The consolidated budget authority of the OAR was preserved.


  • a $172 million increase for Ryan White CARE Act programs distributed as follows:

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    Title I + $21.7 million ($16.7 million more than the President's request)
    Title II care + $12 million ($3 million less than the President's request)
    Title II ADAP + $132 million ($132 million more than the President's request)
    Title IIIB + $3.4 million ($11.6 million less than the President's request)
    Title IV + $1.7 million ($2.3 million less than the President's request)
    AETC's + $.8 million ($.2 million less than the President's request)
    AIDS Dental + $.4 million ($.4 million more than the Reimbursement Program President's request)


  • a $13 million increase for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant -- $3 million more Than the President's request
The Labor/HHS Appropriations bill will now go before the full House Appropriations Committee for consideration and a vote. This will occur on July 25th (Friday). We expect hostile amendments to be offered at that time. Rep. Istook (R-OK) may offer an amendment transferring prevention funding to diabetes prevention. Rep. Wicker (R-MS) may offer an amendment removing the HHS Secretary's authority to lift the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs.


FY '98 VA/HUD Appropriations bill

  • an $8 million increase for HOPWA - matching the President's request (As you already know, the House provided the same increase for HOPWA in its version of the bill. )
The VA/HUD Appropriations bill will now go before the full Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration and a vote. This is tentatively scheduled for July 22nd.

Stay tuned for an ACTION ALERT in anticipation for full committee consideration on both bills.


FY 1998 Appropriations Levels for Federal AIDS Programs
(increases or decreases from the FY97 numbers are in parentheses)

CDC: Prevention

FY 97 Actuals:* $617.0m

FY 98 President's Budget Request 2/6/97: $634m (+17m)

FY 98 Need:** $829m (+212m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action 7/15/97: $622m (+5m)(.8%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Total

FY 97 Actuals: $996.3m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $1,036.3m (+40m)

FY 98 Need: $1,390.2m (+393.9m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $1,168.3m (+172m)(17.3%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Title I

FY 97 Actuals: $449.9m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $454.9m (+5m)

FY 98 Need: $546m (+96.1m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $471.6m (+21.7m)(4.8%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Title II -- Care Services

FY 97 Actuals: $250m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $265m (+15m)

FY 98 Need: $340m (+90m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $262m (+12m)(4.8%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Title II -- ADAP

FY 97 Actuals: $167m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $167m (+0)

FY 98 Need: $297.6m (+130.6m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $299m (+132m)(79%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Title IIIb

FY 97 Actuals: $69.6m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $84.6m (+15m)

FY 98 Need: $113.6m (+44m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $73m (+3.4m)(4.9%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Title IV

FY 97 Actuals: $36m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $40m (+4m)

FY 98 Need: $61m (+25m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $37.7m (+1.7m)(4.7%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Title V -- AETC's

FY 97 Actuals: $16.3m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $17.3m (+1m)

FY 98 Need: $23m (+6.7m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $17.1m (+.8m)(4.9%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HRSA-Ryan White CARE Act -- Title V -- Dental Reimbursement

FY 97 Actuals: $7.5m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $7.5m (+0)

FY 98 Need: $9m (+1.5m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $7.9m (+.4m)(5.3%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

NIH-Research

FY 97 Actuals: $1,501.7m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $1,541.7m (+40m)

FY 98 Need: $1,636.2m (+134.5m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $1,574.7m (+73m)(4.8%)

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: pending

HUD-HOPWA

FY 97 Actuals: $196m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $204m (+8m)

FY 98 Need: $250m (+54m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $204m*** (+8m)***

FY 98 Senate Subcommittee Action: $204m (+8m)****

SAMHSA-Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Blockgrant

FY 97 Actuals: $1,360.1m

FY 98 President's Budget Request: $1,370m (+10m)

FY 98 Need: $1,500m (+140m)

FY 98 House Subcommittee Action: $1,373m (+13m)(1%) * Funding for Labor/HHS programs was provided through HR 4278 The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Bill of 1997. Funding for HOPWA was provided through the FY 1997 VA/HUD Appropriations Bill signed by the President on 9/26/96.

** Need figures are supported by the NORA Coalition and represent the resources needed to respond to growing case loads, unmet needs and unfunded research opportunities.

*** House VA/HUD subcommittee mark-up June 25. House Appropriations committee mark-up 7/8/97.

**** Senate VA/HUD mark-up 7/15/97.


For information, contact:
José Zuñiga
AIDS Action Council
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW #700
Washington DC 20009
202-986-1300, extension 3042
202-986-1345 (fax)
202-332-9614 (tty)
E-Mail: aidsaction@aidsaction.org

A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!



  
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