May 11, 2009

  • CHN: Congress at Work on Health Reform

    Reforming our failing health care system remains one of the top policy priorities of the American public. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted in April 2009 found that despite the economic downturn the majority of Americans (59 percent) think it is more important than ever to reform our health care system, while 37 percent believe Read More »

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  • CHN: Protecting Low-Income People While Protecting the Planet from Climate Change

    One of the President’s major priorities is to curb global warming by limiting the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the use of fossil fuels like coal and gas.  That means limiting the use of these forms of energy, and until alternative sources of power are plentiful, costs of energy will rise. Low- and moderate-income people Read More »

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  • CHN: Congress Passes Budget Outline; President Fills in the Blanks

    When Congress passed its Budget Resolution on April 27, it generally endorsed the President’s priorities.  The Budget Resolution only answers some of the year’s policy-making questions:  what, and, at least as far as the annual appropriations bottom line is concerned, how much.  Advocates were pleased with the “what” answers:  Congress committed to grapple with comprehensive health care Read More »

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