Yearly Archives: 2001

  • CHN: Congress Passes Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

    Articles from December 20, 2001 Congress Passes Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill The House approved the conference report for the fiscal year 2002 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education spending bill (HR 3061) on a 393-30 vote Wednesday, and the Senate followed suit Thursday morning with a 90-7 vote. The conference report does not include the hotly debated mental Read More »

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  • CHN: Farm Bill Stalled On Senate Floor, Food Stamp Reauthorization To Wait Until Next Year

    Articles from December 20, 2001 Congress Passes Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill The House approved the conference report for the fiscal year 2002 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education spending bill (HR 3061) on a 393-30 vote Wednesday, and the Senate followed suit Thursday morning with a 90-7 vote. The conference report does not include the hotly debated mental Read More »

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  • CHN: House and Senate Pass Education Overhaul Bill

    Measure Moves to the White House On Tuesday, December 18, the Senate passed massive education overhaul legislation (HR 1), which will now be sent to the President to be signed into law. The House adopted the conference report by an overwhelming vote of 381-41 on December 13. The passage of the conference report comes after Read More »

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  • CHN: President Bush Signs VA-HUD Appropriations Bill

    Articles from December 7, 2001 President Bush Signs VA-HUD Appropriations Bill President Bush signed the fiscal 2002 Veterans Affairs-Housing and Urban Development (VA-HUD) appropriations bill into law on November 26. HUD’s budget was funded at $30 billion. The Housing Certificate Fund, which received $15.641 billion, should fully fund Section 8 renewals; however, the bill includes Read More »

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  • CHN: Farm Bill Introduced On Senate Floor, Contains Food Stamp Reauthorization

    Articles from December 7, 2001 President Bush Signs VA-HUD Appropriations Bill President Bush signed the fiscal 2002 Veterans Affairs-Housing and Urban Development (VA-HUD) appropriations bill into law on November 26. HUD’s budget was funded at $30 billion. The Housing Certificate Fund, which received $15.641 billion, should fully fund Section 8 renewals; however, the bill includes Read More »

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  • CHN: Conferees Try to Wrap up Education Overhaul Bill

    Measure Stalled Over Special Education Funding Proposal A House-Senate conference committee is still working on massive education overhaul legislation (HR 1), which has stalled due to conflict over special education funding. Although the debate over this primary issue is still ongoing, conferees have been able to come to agreement on most other priority issues included Read More »

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  • CHN: Negotiations Begin on Economic Stimulus Package

    GOP Proposes $25 Billion in Unemployment Assistance After stalling for a week over procedural differences, negotiations on an economic stimulus bill between House and Senate lawmakers got under way this week. Tax breaks for corporations and upper-income individuals versus spending on unemployment benefits and medical coverage for displaced workers are at the crux of negotiations Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Finance Committee Approves TANF Supplemental

    Articles from November 9, 2001 House Committee Forwards Insurance Industry Bailout Bill On November 7, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Terrorism Risk Protection Act of 2001 (HR 3210). Introduced by Committee Chairman Michael Oxley (R-OH), the measure would provide loans to the property and casualty industry to cover 90 percent of future terrorism-related Read More »

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  • CHN: House And Senate Conferees Pass 2002 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

    Articles from November 9, 2001 House Committee Forwards Insurance Industry Bailout Bill On November 7, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Terrorism Risk Protection Act of 2001 (HR 3210). Introduced by Committee Chairman Michael Oxley (R-OH), the measure would provide loans to the property and casualty industry to cover 90 percent of future terrorism-related Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Agriculture Committee Marks Up Farm Bill

    Senate Agriculture Chairman Harkin Releases His Plan On November 1, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a comprehensive Farm Bill, the Agriculture, Conservation, and Rural Enhancement Act (S 1628). This package encompasses agricultural and commodity programs in addition to food stamp provisions. The nutrition title in Senator Harkin’s Farm Bill reauthorizes the Food Read More »

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