March 15, 2002

  • CHN: Farm Bill Conferees Face Funding Setback

    Articles from March 15, 2002 Scaled-Down Stimulus Package Becomes Law After months of contentious debate, the House and Senate passed and the President signed into law a watered-down economic stimulus bill last week. Congress was finally motivated to act by the impending expiration of unemployment insurance benefits for those who lost their jobs in the Read More »

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  • CHN: Congress Holds Hearings On Welfare Reauthorization

    HHS Secretary Defends Administration’s Proposal on Hill Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson was called to testify before the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees this week, as Congress gears-up to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. Secretary Thompson presented President Bush’s TANF reauthorization plan to the committees, Read More »

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  • CHN: House Budget Committee Approves Budget Resolution

    Low-Income Programs Left Behind Despite sinking federal revenues and prior commitments to use Congressional Budget Office (CBO) budget estimates, the Republican-controlled House Budget Committee approved a fiscal 2003 budget resolution last Wednesday. In order to produce a $2.1 trillion “balanced” budget, the committee opted to work from the more generous Bush Administration budget numbers, count Read More »

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  • CHN: Scaled-Down Stimulus Package Becomes Law

    Measure’s Corporate Tax Breaks Overshadow Benefits to the Unemployed After months of contentious debate, the House and Senate passed and the President signed into law a watered-down economic stimulus bill last week. Congress was finally motivated to act by the impending expiration of unemployment insurance benefits for those who lost their jobs in the aftermath Read More »

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