January 31, 2003

  • CHN: Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passes in New Republican Senate

    Final Domestic Spending Cuts to be Determined in Conference On Thursday, January 23, after six days of debate, the new Republican-led Senate passed a $391 billion FY 03 omnibus appropriations bill (H J Res 2). The Senate passed the legislation – which rolls funding for all 11 non-defense bills into one appropriations measure – by Read More »

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  • CHN: Bush Delivers State of the Union Address

    Tax Cut and Medicare Proposals Top Domestic Agenda On Tuesday, January 28, President Bush spoke to the nation in the annual State of the Union address. While roughly half of the speech was dedicated to preparing the country for a war with Iraq, the president also addressed domestic policy issues by standing behind his $674 Read More »

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  • CHN: Opposition to Bush “Stimulus” Plan Grows

    Bush Stands Behind Tax Cut Proposal Even as Deficit Projections Worsen Despite President Bush’s best efforts to sell his stimulus package to the American people during his State of the Union address, doubts about the $674 billion proposal continue to mount. Conservative House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) recently joined moderate Republicans in Read More »

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