Bush Signs Domestic Spending Bill

President Bush signed a $555 billion domestic spending bill last week, which included $300 million in funding for Title X family planning programs, a $17 million increase from last year’s $283 million. The bill maintains 2007’s $113 million for community-based abstinence-only programs, according to the Daily Women’s Health Policy Report.

The bill leaves out language that would reverse the Global Gag Rule. However, it does include a measure that severs overseas HIV/AIDS relief from abstinence-only education mandates.

The omnibus domestic spending bill also includes funding increases for veterans’ benefits, college assistance and incentives for reducing carbon emissions, according to the Washington Post.


Daily Women�s Health Policy Report 1/2/07; Washington Post 12/28/07

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