September 28, 2001

  • CHN: Congress, Supreme Court Addressing Education

    House and Senate conference committee members who were expected to reach agreement on the education overhaul bill (HR 1) early this week have not yet come to consensus on the package’s funding and accountability provisions. The measure, which passed in the House on May 23 and in the Senate on June 14, would penalize states, Read More »

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  • CHN: House and Senate Pass Emergency Spending Bill

    Congress Responds to National Tragedy The intense partisan budget battle that was brewing on Capitol Hill has been significantly altered by the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon September 11. By Friday, September 14, Congress had passed an emergency appropriations bill to help the president respond to this tragedy, abandoning earlier Read More »

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  • CHN: House and Senate Pass Airline Bailout, Economic Stimulus Next

    Lawmakers Still Responding to National Tragedy Congress continues to work with the President to address the devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon September 11. In addition to the $40 billion emergency supplemental bill agreed to by the House and Senate September 14, Congress last week approved $15 billion in aid to Read More »

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  • CHN: House Passes Low-Income, Senior Housing Bills

    The House passed a bill to reauthorize a program through 2006 that allows the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to lower excessive rental assistance payments under the Section 8 housing voucher program. The bill also has provisions that would enable HUD to restructure Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages so that landlords will still be Read More »

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