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APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2003

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

RALPH REGULA, Ohio, Chairman
C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma

STENY H. HOYER, Maryland
DAN MILLER, Florida

NANCY PELOSI, California
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi

NITA M. LOWEY, New York
ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky

ROSA L. DELAURO, Connecticut
RANDY “DUKE” CUNNINGHAM, California JESSE L. JACKSON, JR., Illinois
KAY GRANGER, Texas

PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island
JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania
DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
NOTE: Under Committee Rules, Mr. Young, as Chairman of the Full Committee, and Mr. Obey, as Ranking
Minority Member of the Full Committee, are authorized to sit as Members of all Subcommittees.

CRAIG HIGGINS, SUSAN QUANTIUS, SUSAN Ross FIRTH, MEG SNYDER,

and FRANCINE MACK-SALVADOR, Subcommittee Staff

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DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2003

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

RALPH REGULA, Ohio, Chairman
C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma

STENY H. HOYER, Maryland
DAN MILLER, Florida

NANCY PELOSI, California
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi

NITA M. LOWEY, New York
ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky

ROSA L. DELAURO, Connecticut
RANDY “DUKE” CUNNINGHAM, California JESSE L. JACKSON, JR., Illinois
KAY GRANGER, Texas

PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island
JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania
DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
NOTE: Under Committee Rules, Mr. Young, as Chairman of the Full Committee, and Mr. Obey, as Ranking
Minority Member of the Full Committee, are authorized to sit as Members of all Subcommittees.

CRAIG HIGGINS, SUSAN QUANTIUS, SUSAN Ross FIRTH, MEG SNYDER,

and FRANCINE MACK-SALVADOR, Subcommittee Staff

PART 2

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Secretary of Health and Human Services
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DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2003

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

WITNESS HON. TOMMY G. THOMPSON, SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT Mr. REGULA. I think we will get started. I hear there may be a series of votes this morning and it will be disruptive to the Committee hearing, but we will do as well as we can.

We are happy to welcome you, Mr. Secretary, and look forward to your testimony. You have a lot of challenges, and we are anxious to hear the solutions. One question I can discard is, what are we doing about an NIH director. Overnight took care of that one.

But just in the interest of time, I am not going to do any opening statement. Mr. Obey?

Mr. OBEY. Go right ahead.

Mr. REGULA. Okay, well, Mr. Secretary, we will look forward to your testimony, and I know we will have some questions.

SECRETARY'S STATEMENT Secretary THOMPSON. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, members of the Subcommittee. It is an honor to come before you to discuss the President's fiscal year 2003 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Chairman, your support over the past year has been tremendous. On behalf of the President and myself, let me thank you for all your help. Congressman Obey, it is good to see you, and thank you for your good work over the many years, and thank you for your friendship.

Mr. Chairman, the past 13 months have witnessed some significant achievements at the Department of Health and Human Services. I will detail some of these accomplishments in my testimony. But at the outset, let me note that we are making good on our promise to bring greater efficiencies to the way that we run the Department. The President's budget will reduce the number of HHS personnel offices from 46 to 4. We are realigning and consolidating throughout the Department, bringing better stewardship to our use

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