Spending Rises by 7.3 Percent (H.R. 3293)
The fiscal year 2010 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies provides $715 billion in total budget authority [BA] and $775 billion in outlays. This includes $163 billion in new discretionary BA and $219 billion in budget year outlays. This is an increase of $11 billion in BA, or 7.3 percent, over the enacted (scored) 2009 level, and $53 million below the President’s 2010 request (assuming the administration’s proposed shift of certain discretionary programs to mandatory does not occur). It includes funding for higher and special education, cancer research, Medicaid, labor laws, job training programs, and the administrative expenses of the Social Security Administration.
The bill, H.R. 3293, also provides $552 billion in mandatory BA and $553 billion in outlays for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, and other entitlement programs.
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