Monthly Archives: February 2002

  • CHN: President Bush Unveils TANF Reauthorization Agenda

    Plan Undermines Support for Low-Income Families On February 26, President Bush announced his proposal for the upcoming reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the primary source of government-sponsored benefits and work support services for low-income families in this country. While the President’s plan claims to protect children and strengthen families, critics Read More »

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  • CHN: Senators Reach Compromise Deal on Faith-Based Initiative

    Response From Human Needs Community Remains Mixed On Thursday, February 7, Senators Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) announced a bipartisan agreement on legislation addressing the President’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative. This legislation, the Charity Aid, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Act (S 1924), reflects key elements of the President’s “Armies of Compassion” initiative, which Read More »

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  • CHN: Bush Budget Weakens Low-Income Programs

    Expands Tax Cuts, Increases Defense and Homeland Security Spending On February 4, President Bush sent Congress a $2.1 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2003. The proposed budget provides significant increases for defense and national security – and pays for these hikes by cutting or freezing spending on a host of critical domestic programs. Under Read More »

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  • CHN: Budget Surpluses Vanish

    Congress Braces for Battle Over Spending Priorities Last January, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that budget surpluses would total $5.6 trillion in fiscal years 2002 through 2011. Last week, CBO released figures projecting a $4 trillion drop in the cumulative surplus to $1.6 trillion. Over the next two years, the agency projects a return Read More »

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  • CHN: Daschle Tries to Revamp Economic Stimulus Debate

    Legislative Success Uncertain At Best Portrayed by Republicans as an “obstructionist” for failing to push an economic stimulus package through the Senate before the winter recess, Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) recently tried to revive negotiations by proposing a watered-down stimulus bill. Senator Daschle’s proposal contains items that the two parties have previously agreed to, Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate to Continue Work on Farm Bill

    Articles from February 1, 2002 Budget Surpluses Vanish Last January, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that budget surpluses would total $5.6 trillion in fiscal years 2002 through 2011. Last week, CBO released figures projecting a $4 trillion drop in the cumulative surplus to $1.6 trillion. Over the next two years, the agency projects a Read More »

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