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S. HRG. 102–226, Pt. 2
DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
ONE HUNDRED SECOND CONGRESS
H.R. 2707/H.R. 3839
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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia, Chairman
MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon
JAKE GARN, Utah
ROBERT W. KASTEN, JR., Wisconsin
ALFONSE M. D'AMATO, New York DENNIS DECONCINI, Arizona
WARREN RUDMAN, New Hampshire DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas
ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania FRANK R. LAUTENBERG, New Jersey PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico TOM HARKIN, Iowa
DON NICKLES, Oklahoma BARBARA A. MIKULSKI, Maryland
PHIL GRAMM, Texas HARRY REID, Nevada
CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, Missouri
SLADE GORTON, Washington
JAMES H. ENGLISH, Staff Director
MARY S. DEWALD, Chief Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND
EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES
TOM HARKIN, Iowa, Chairman
ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania
WARREN RUDMAN, New Hampshire
THAD COCHRAN, Mississippi HARRY REID, Nevada
PHIL GRAMM, Texas BROCK ADAMS, Washington
SLADE GORTON, Washington
Majority Professional Staff
National Center for Research Resources
National Center for Nursing Research
National Center for Human Genome Research
National Library of Medicine
DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1992
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1991
Washington, DC. The subcommittee met at 2:08 p.m., in room SD-126, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. Harkin (chairman) presiding.
Present: Senators Harkin, Burdick, Bumpers, Specter, Hatfield, and Gorton.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
STATEMENT OF HON. LOUIS W. SULLIVAN, SECRETARY
BUDGET REQUEST Senator HARKIN. Good afternoon. The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will come to order.
I want to welcome Secretary Sullivan this afternoon to review with us the fiscal year 1992 budget for his Department. The 1992 total request for Department programs under the jurisdiction of this subcommittee, is $160.6 billion, of which $22.8 billion is for discretionary programs and $137.8 billion is for mandatory programs.
Again, as in the past years, we see mandatory spending increasing by 10.6 percent, well over the rate of inflation, while discretionary programs are increasing by only 0.9 of 1 percent, well below the rate of inflation. The request would permit mandatory programs to grow by $13.2 billion and discretionary programs have a net growth of only $200 million.
In addition to these requests, the Department will have an estimated $448 billion available from the permanent trust funds. This will result in total 1992 spending authority available to the Department to be an estimated $609 billion, or 41 percent of the entire Federal Government.
This afternoon's hearing will be followed by five additional hearings to examine in greater detail the requests of the various agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services. This hear