June 15, 2007

  • CHN: House Takes First Step To Reauthorize Food Stamp and Other Nutrition Programs

    This week the House Agriculture Subcommittee took the first step toward reauthorizing nutrition programs by marking up the Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007, H.R. 2419.  The nutrition programs authorized in the bill include the Food Stamp Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).  Improvements in the nutrition Read More »

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  • CHN: Immigration Debate Revived In Senate

    Senators announced last night that the immigration bill they had been debating for weeks will be brought back to the Senate floor for further consideration. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pulled the proposal off the Senate floor the night of June 7 when attempts to obtain cloture failed.  Now it is expected that the Read More »

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  • CHN: Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations: Some Gains, But Many Disappointments

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education recommended nearly $151.55 billion for annually funded programs in FY 2008, $7 billion over current year spending, and $10.6 billion more than the President had requested.  Taking inflation into account, the Subcommittee recommendation is only about 2.6 percent higher than Labor-HHS-Education appropriations this Read More »

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  • CHN: The House Agrees to Restart Action on Spending Bills After Grinding to a Halt

    Democratic House leaders’ goal of marking up 11 of the 12 appropriations spending bills in subcommittees and approving four appropriations bills on the House floor by June 15, has been stymied by partisan objections that the bills do not include earmarks (funding for specific programs sought by members of Congress for their districts).  Appropriations Chairman Read More »

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