May 18, 2007

  • CHN: Low Income Tax Credit Improvements Being Considered

    The House Ways and Means Committee, responsible for overseeing tax legislation, is planning to introduce legislation this summer that will include expanding and improving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).  These credits have been shown to lift millions of families out of poverty, and also to be a powerful Read More »

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  • CHN: Immigration Deal Reached In Senate

    After months of backroom negotiations, the White House and a group of Senators from both sides of the aisle reached a compromise on an immigration reform proposal.  The group of negotiators announced their agreement at a press conference yesterday.  Among those leading the negotiations were Senators Kennedy (D-MA) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). The proposal creates Read More »

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  • CHN: Congress Passes FY 2008 Budget Resolution

    The House and Senate agreed to a Budget Resolution on May 17 that included funding for domestic appropriations nearly at the higher level provided in the House budget, a victory for human needs advocates.  The final Budget Resolution included $417.6 billion for all appropriations except defense and international affairs.  That was only slightly less than Read More »

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