October 26, 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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