Monthly Archives: October 2001

  • CHN: Representative Mink Introduces TANF Reauthorization Bill

    Representative Patsy Mink (D-HI) and members of the Progressive Caucus introduced legislation (HR 3113) on October 12th to reauthorize and improve the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Many view this anti-poverty bill, which has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee, as a progressive marker for welfare reauthorization next year. While Read More »

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  • CHN: Senator Lugar Introduces Farm Bill with Strong Nutrition Title

    Senate Agriculture Chairman Harkin To Release Plan Next Week On October 18, Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Richard Lugar (R-IN) introduced his proposal for a comprehensive Farm Bill (S 1571) encompassing agricultural and commodity programs, in addition to food stamp legislation. While Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) has yet to release his proposal, the Senate Read More »

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  • CHN: Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bill Clears House

    Senate Version Moves Out of Committee After a mere seven hours of debate, the House passed its annual Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education appropriations bill (HR 3061) on a 373-43 vote Thursday. Several amendments – including one introduced by Rep. Melissa A. Hart (R-PA) that would have banned schools from distributing contraceptive pills to students Read More »

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  • CHN: House Passes Economic Stimulus Bill

    Measure Provides $99.5 Billion in Tax Breaks for Corporations, Wealthy On Wednesday, October 24, the House passed the Economic Security and Recovery Act of 2001 (HR 3090) by a razor-thin 216 to 214 margin. The $103 billion measure has been widely criticized for favoring tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy while ignoring the needs Read More »

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  • CHN: Farm Bill Passes Full House, Includes Food Stamp Reauthorization

    Senate Begins Expedited Work on its Version By a vote of 291-120, the House passed its version of the Farm Bill (HR 2646) on October 5. The Farm Bill includes a reauthorization of the Food Stamp Program, set to expire in October 2002. The House bill will reauthorize the Food Stamp Program for ten years Read More »

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  • CHN: Economic Stimulus Package Negotiations Continue

    Democrats and Republicans Remain Divided on Approach Lawmakers continue to negotiate an economic stimulus package they hope will boost the nation’s sagging economy. However, the bipartisanship dominating congressional action in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks is waning, and passage of a stimulus plan is stalled over divisions on whether the measure should Read More »

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