Childhood Immunization Program
Executive SummaryFederal funding for grant program in 1991 would total $185 mil. under reauthorization bill (HR 4238) sponsored by Rep. Waxman (D-Calif.), not $215 mil. as reported ("The Pink Sheet" March 12, T&G-1). The level represents a 41% increase over the $131 mil. contained in Bush Administration budget request. The bill also would supplement the $8 mil. provided in the Administration request for hepatitis B vaccine with $5 mil. and add $25 mil. to the request for measles vaccines. The bill was passed by the Waxman's House Health Subcommittee March 13 without amendment.
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