June 21, 2005
On Thursday, June 23, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation funding the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for FY 2006. During debate on this important measure, Representatives Ron Paul (R-TX) is expected to offer an amendment to bar federal funding for screening and early intervention programs targeted to children and adolescents with mental illness. NAMI strongly opposes the Paul Amendment and strongly encourages advocates to contact their House member and urge them to vote against this misguided proposal.
Advocates should contact House offices and urge a NO vote on the Paul Amendment to the FY 2006 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill. All House offices can be reached by calling 202-224-3121 or by e-mail through the http://www.congress.org website.
NAMI strongly opposes an amendment that will be offered by Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) that would prohibit the use of federal funding for mental health screening.
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