The U.S. House today passed legislation that extends funding for
Title V abstinence education for three months – until the end of
the fiscal year.

The Senate passed the bill last month. It now goes to the president.

Section 510 of Title V of the Social Security Act –
established in 1996 – allows money for abstinence-only education
to be distributed to states that apply for it. Bush submitted a budget
reauthorization proposal in 2002, but Congress failed to act. Title V
funding has continued under a series of temporary reauthorizations and
was set to expire on June 30. The three-month extension buys lawmakers
little time to save the program.

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