Authorizing Legislation

Performance Budget Submission for Congressional Justification

This statement summarizes budget information submitted to Congress by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


Authorizing Legislation1

Legislation2007 Amount Authorized2006 Appropriation2008 Amount AuthorizedFY 2008 Budget Request
Research on Health Costs, Quality, and Outcomes:
Secs. 301 & 926(a) Public Health Service Act (PHSA)
Research on Health Costs, Quality, and Outcomes:
Part A of Title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) Section 1142(i)2,3
Budget Authority (BA)
Medicare Trust Funds (MTF)4,3
Subtotal BA & MTF
Expired5 Expired5 
Program Support: Section 301 PHSAIndefinite$0Indefinite$0
Evaluation Funds: Section 927(c) PHSAIndefinite$318,692,000Indefinite$329,564,000
   Total appropriations $318,692,000 $329,564,000
Total appropriation against definite authorizations----

Note: SSAN = Such Sums As Necessary.

1. Section 487(d) (3) (B) PHSA makes 1 percent of the funds appropriated to National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) for National Research Service Awards (NRSA) available to AHRQ. Because these reimbursable funds are not included in AHRQ's appropriation language, they have been excluded from this table.
2. Pursuant to Section 1142 of the Social Security Act, FY 1997 funds for the medical treatment effectiveness activity are to be appropriated against the total authorization level in the following manner: 70% of the funds are to be appropriated from Medicare Trust Funds (MTF); 30% of the funds are to be appropriated from general budget authority.
3. No specific amounts are authorized for years following FY 1994.
4. Funds appropriated against Title XI of the Social Security Act authorization are from the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Funds (60%) and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds (40%).
5. Expired September 30, 1994.

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Appropriations History Table

YearBudget Estimates
to Congress
House AllowanceSenate AllowanceAppropriation
1999Budget Authority$100,788,000$100,408,000$50,000,000$100,408,000
Public Health Service (PHS) Evaluation Funds70,647,00070,647,000121,055,00070,647,000
2000Budget Authority$26,667,000$104,403,000$19,504,000$116,424,000
PHS Evaluation Funds179,588,00070,647,000191,751,00088,576,000
RescissionBudget Authority$26,667,000$104,403,000$19,504,000$115,223,000
PHS Evaluation Funds179,588,00070,647,000191,751,00088,576,000
2001Budget Authority$-0-$123,669,000$-0-$104,963,000
PHS Evaluation Funds249,943,00099,980,000269,943,000164,980,000
RescissionBudget Authority$-0-$123,669,000$-0-$104,816,000
PHS Evaluation Funds249,943,00099,980,000269,943,000164,980,000
2002Budget Authority$-0-$168,445,000$291,245,000$2,600,000
PHS Evaluation Funds306,245,000137,800,000-0-296,145,000
2003Budget Authority$-0- $202,645,000$-0-
PHS Evaluation Funds250,000,000 106,000,000303,695,000
Bioterrorism-0- 5,000,0005,000,000
2004Budget Authority$-0-$-0-$-0-$-0-
PHS Evaluation Funds279,000,000303,695,000303,695,000318,695,000
2005Budget Authority$-0-$-0-$-0-$-0-
PHS Evaluation Funds303,695,000303,695,000318,695,000318,695,000
2006Budget Authority$-0-$318,695,000$$
PHS Evaluation Funds$318,695,000$-0-$323,695,000$318,692,000
2007Budget Authority$-0-$-0-$-0-$-0-
PHS Evaluation Funds$318,692,000$-0-$-0-$318,692,000
2008Budget Authority$-0-$$$
PHS Evaluation Funds$329,564,000$$$

1 Excludes $1,795,000 for the Public Health Emergency Fund for Y2K.
2 Includes proposed $5.0 million from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund.
3 Reflects the Continuing Resolution Level.

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Current as of February 2007
Internet Citation: Authorizing Legislation: Performance Budget Submission for Congressional Justification. February 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.