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SA 3861. Mr. COBURN (for himself, Mr. BURR, Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. DEMINT, and Mr. KYL) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
Sec. __. (a) This section may be cited as the ``Women and Children's Health Care First Act of 2007''.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may reprogram any funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this Act for the Department of Health and Human Services that are intended to be used for any congressionally directed spending item, as defined in section 521 of Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-81), for the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.
(c) Not later than September 30, 2008, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to Congress a report that contains a summary of the any reprogramming of congressionally directed spending items under subsection (b) and a description of how such reprogrammed funds were utilized to improve the health of all mothers and children. Such report shall be made publicly available on the Internet website of the Department of Health and Human Services.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Dec 17, 2007.)