Christopher Dodd, D., Conn., stating the proceedings had been a joke. He also suggested that the panel needed better cost estimates before continuing. ‘I suggest we not progress until we have some provision on how we’re going to shell out the dough,’ Sen. McCain said. ‘Obviously, the CBO estimates that came out yesterday are much, much higher than we’ve originally approximated and we’ve yet to pay for them.’ His feedback were echoed by many Republican members of the panel, including its best Republican, Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming, who stated the costs was drafted with small input from Republicans. The ongoing health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s process is likely to stretch into in a few days.2 yrs later, about one-third of abstinence-only learners said they’d got sex since the classes finished, versus almost half – about 49 per cent – of the control group. Sexual activity rates in the additional two groups didn’t change from the control group. Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Program, praised the scholarly study and said she hopes this revives government interest in abstinence-only sex education. Critics of abstinence-only applications have lengthy argued that most evidence displays they don’t work.