Friday, July 08, 2005

One small victory..

On, June 23, the full Senate Appropriations Committee concurred in its subcommittee's recommendation to reject the attempted rescission of the Crime Victims Fund and is recommending a VOCA cap for FY 2006 of $625 million. The full Senate may take action on the bill (H.R. 2862) sometime the week of July 5. Even though it appears likely that the Appropriations bill passed by both houses will not include the recsission, it is still possible to Congress to change course as part of the budget reconciliation process. Therefore, it is still important to continue informing Congress of the importance of VOCA and the need to retain the entire Crime Victims Fund.