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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN E. MOSS, California

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida BROCK ADAMS, Washington

JOHN Y. MCCOLLISTER, Nebraska W. S. (BILL) STUCKEY, JR., Georgia NORMAN F. LENT, New York BOB ECKHARDT, Texas

H. JOHN HEINZ III, Pennsylvania RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois JAMES W. SYMINGTON, Missouri

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois GOODLOE E. BYRON, Maryland JAMES H. SCHEUER, Ne.v York RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York HENRY A. WAXMAN, California ROBERT (BOB) KRUEGER, Texas TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana WILLIAM M. BRODHEAD, Michigan W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey ANTHONY TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut JIM SANTINI, Nevada

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PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida, Chairman DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina JAMES W. SYMINGTON, Missouri

JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

H. JOHN HEINZ III, Pennsylvania HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio (ex officio) W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia (ex officio)

STEVE LAWTON, Subcommittee Counsel

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Text of-

H.R. 2954.

H.R. 2955.

List of identical and similar bills to be considered by the subcommittee..

Health, Education, and Welfare Department witnesses:

Cooper, Theodore, M.D., Acting Assistant Secretary for Health...

Hellman, Louis M., M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population

Affairs, Office of Assistant Secretary for Health.

Kurzman, Stephen, Assistant Secretary for Legislation.

Thomas, Stanley, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Human Development--

Weinberger, Hon. Caspar W., Secretary--

Additional material submitted for the record by-

American Association of Retired Persons and the National Retired

Teachers Association, statement-
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees,
Martin Gleason, director, department of legislation, letter dated
February 20, 1975, to Chairman Rogers with recommended amend-

ments attached...

American Heart Association, Elliott Rapaport, M.D., president,

letter dated February 20, 1975, to Chairman Rogers..

American Hospital Association, statement..

American Medical Association, statement-

American Optometric Association, statement on:

H.R. 2954.

H.R. 2955.

American Psychiatric Association, statement.

Carey, Hon. Hugh L., Governor, State of New York, statement-
Committee To Combat Huntington's Disease, Mrs. Marjorie Guthrie,

president and founder, and Richard Branaghan, executive director,

statement.

Epilepsy Foundation of America, Leonard G. Perlman, D. Ed., asso-

ciate executive director, Government Liaison and Program Devel-

opment, letter dated February 18, 1975, to Chairman Rogers with

attachments.--

Statement of James MacDonald Watson, M.D.

Statement of Jack McAllister, director, division of retardation,

Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, State of

Florida.-

Health, Education, and Welfare Department:

Abortions and live births in the District of Columbia, calendar

Budget for fiscal year 1976— Department request and President's

budget for developmental disabilities.-

DEWH policy with regard to natural family planning--
Letter dated February 19, 1975, from Secretary Weinberger to

Speaker of the House, Carl Albert, forwarding the draft bill,
"To revise and extend the program authorized by the Devel-
opmental Disabilities Services and Construction Act," with
attachments.
Letter dated December 11, 1974, from Secretary Weinberger

to Senator Javits re HEW's concern over several provisions
in the Senate version of H.R. 14215.-
HEW's comments on title II of the Senate-passed

version of H.R. 14215..
Letter dated February 26, 1975, from Secretary Weinberger to

Speaker of the House, Carl Álbert, forwarding the draft bill

entitled, “Health Services Amendments of 1975"

Replacement-level fertility -

Senate bill's coverage of specific learning disabilities -

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Additional material submitted for the record by-Continued

Maharishi International University, statement.
National Association of Counties, Jack Walsh, supervisor, San Diego

County, Calif., and chairman, NACo health and education steering committee, letter dated February 22, 1975, to Chairman Rogers--National Association of Home Řealth Agencies Legislative Com

mittee, statement.. National Association for Retarded Citizens, statementNational Cancer Foundation, Inc., Majorie K. Herrmann, president,

and Irene B. Buckley, executive director, letter dated February 20,
1975, to Chairman Rogers with statement on national health
insurance legislation with emphasis on provisions for coverage of
long-term catastrophic illness --
National Council of Community Mental Health Centers, statement..
National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults,

Edward J. Drake, president, letter dated February 21, 1975, to
Chairman Rogers with statement on position on developmental
disabilities legislation attached.-
National Hemophilia Foundation, statement-
National Retired Teachers Association and the American Association

of Retired Persons, statement.--
Natural Family Planning Federation of America, Inc., John J. Mc-

Carthy, Jr., M. president, board of directors, statement.-People Concerned for the Unborn Child. (See U.S. Coalition for Life.) Rogers, Hon. Paul G., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Florida, comments on the statement as submitted by the U.S.

Coalition for Life.-
United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., E. Clarke Ross, assistant

director, governmental activities, statement...
U.S. Coalition for Life, Randy V. Engel, executive director, and also

in behalf of People Concerned for the Unborn Child, statement.---
Winn, Hon. Larry J., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Kansas, statement

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HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1975

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 2 p.m., pursuant to notice, in room 2322, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Paul G. Rogers, chairman, presiding.

Mr. ROGERS. The subcommittee will come to order, please. Our hearing today is on H.R. 2954, the Health Revenue Sharing and Health Services Act of 1975 and H.R. 2955, the Developmental Disabilities Amendments of 1975, and all similar and related bills.

These bills, which were introduced on February 6 by myself and 10 other members of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, are identical to legislation which was prepared in the 93d Congress by the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment but failed to become law.

The first, H.R. 2954, is identical to the conference report on H.R. 14214 of the last Congress which was pocket vetoed by President Ford after adjournment of the last Congress because, we are told, its provisions conflicted with administration policy, and its authorizations were excessive.

The second, H.R. 2955, is identical to H.R. 14215 in the 93d Congress as it passed the House of Representatives. In the last Congress this legislation was under consideration in conference at the end of the year.

It is my feeling that these are good pieces of legislation which would continue programs, whose legislative authority has already expired, for an additional 2 years, 1975 and 1976 with modest growth and reasonable evolution in their policy.

With the exception of the administration, it is my understanding and according to testimony, both measures have the support of all associations and organizations known to this committee and have been the subject of very little controversy.

Since they were the subject of extensive hearings and public markup sessions in the last Congress, we have limited this hearing to an oral presentation by the administration during which I expect we will focus on the reasons for their veto of H.R. 14214.

Other organizations and individuals concerned with these programs who feel the need to correct the existing record or enlarge upon it have been encouraged to submit statements for the record which, without objection, will appear with that of the administration and will be available for consideration by members of the subcommittee.

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