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Passed House amended (12/22/1995)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Foster

Care and Adoption Assistance

Title II: District of Columbia

Title III: Veterans Affairs

Title I: Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Foster Care and Adoption Assistance - Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1996, at a level that is to be no more than the current level, for the following: (1) all projects and activities funded under the account heading "Family support payment to States" (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) under the Administration For Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services; (2) all projects and activities funded under the account heading "Payments to States for foster care and adoption assistance" (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) under the Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services; and (3) all administrative activities necessary to carry out the above projects and activities.

(Sec. 106) Makes appropriations in this title available, unless otherwise provided for in this title or an applicable appropriations Act, until the first of the following events: (1) enactment of an appropriation for any project or activity of this title; (2) enactment of the applicable appropriations Act without any provision for such project or activity; or (3) January 3, 1996.

Title II: District of Columbia - Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1996, at a level that is to be no more than the current level, for the District of Columbia.

(Sec. 206) Makes appropriations in this title available, unless otherwise provided for in this title or an applicable appropriations Act, until the first of the following events: (1) enactment of an appropriation for any project or activity of this title; (2) enactment of the applicable appropriations Act without any provision for such project or activity; or (3) January 3, 1996.

(Sec. 211) Provides that if funding is not provided for an ongoing project or the project's rate of operations is significantly reduced it may be continued at a minimal level. Defines minimal level as the current rate reduced by 25 percent.

(Sec. 216) Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this title to implement any system of registration of unmarried cohabiting couples, whether homosexual, lesbian, or heterosexual.

Title III: Veterans Affairs - Makes continuing appropriations, in any case during FY 1996 in which appropriations are not otherwise available for the programs and activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to ensure payment of the following: (1) existing veterans' benefits; and (2) Veterans Health Administration contractors when due for services provided that relate directly to patient health and safety.

Defines existing benefits as those that have been adjudicated and authorized for payment as of: (1) December 15, 1995; or (2) if appropriations for such benefits are available (other than as provided for above) after December 15, 1995, the last day on which appropriations for payment of such benefits are available.

Makes the above provisions of this title ineffective on January 3, 1996.