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January-03-08

Bush Signs Domestic Spending Bill

President Bush signed a $555 billion domestic spending bill last week, which included $300 million in funding for Title X family planning programs, a $17 million increase from last year�s $283 million. The bill maintains 2007�s $113 million for community-based abstinence-only programs, according to the Daily Women�s Health Policy Report.

The bill leaves out language that would reverse the Global Gag Rule. However, it does include a measure that severs overseas HIV/AIDS relief from abstinence-only education mandates. funny pictures funny images funny photos funny animal pictures funny dog pictures funny cat pictures funny gifs

The omnibus domestic spending bill also includes funding increases for veterans' benefits, college assistance and incentives for reducing carbon emissions, according to the Washington Post.

Media Resources: Daily Women�s Health Policy Report 1/2/07; Washington Post 12/28/07