Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) yesterday voted for the final omnibus appropriation bill for fiscal year 2000. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 296-135 vote. Despite a weakening of international family planning programs, the bill contains significant funding for AIDS prevention and treatment services and other programs that Pelosi fought for during consideration of the measure.
As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Pelosi successfully fought for significant increases in several federal programs:
Pelosi also achieved an additional $2.5 million in funding for specific projects in San Francisco:
The bill also funds the 2000 Census, United Nations dues, and a total of $50.2 million for the Presidio. The Asia Foundation will receive $8.25 million.
As the senior Democrat serving on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Pelosi fought successfully for debt relief for the world's poorest countries, the Wye River funding for the Middle East Peace, and increased assistance to African and Latin American countries.
Representative Pelosi also fought for funding the United Nations arrears. However, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives insisted on attaching limitations on our international family planning efforts as a condition for paying our U.N. dues.
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