House Votes to Extend Abstinence Funding
Special Report - July 1, 2008
The United States House of Representatives has approved a bill that would extend Title V abstinence funding for another year. Section 201 of HR 6331Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 calls for the extension of transitional medical assistance and abstinence education funding. This section would amend the current public law by changing the end date of abstinence funding from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009, thus offering Title V abstinence funding to states that accept this funding. North Carolina is among these states.
HR 6331 passed in the House of Representatives by a 35559 roll call vote on June 24, 2008. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it awaits a vote there. The bill narrowly failed a cloture motion in the Senate on June 26, 2008, thus preventing immediate consideration. HR 6331 has been placed on the calendar to be considered later.
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