Monthly Archives: May 2002

  • CHN: House Passes Social Security Benefits for Widows

    Articles from May 24, 2002 TANF Reauthorization Debate Heats Up House action on the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF) culminated on May 16 with the passage of the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002 (HR 4737). Approved by a 229 to 197 vote, the House bill closely Read More »

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  • CHN: President Bush Signs Farm Bill

    TANF Reauthorization Debate Heats Up House action on the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF) culminated on May 16 with the passage of the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002 (HR 4737). Approved by a 229 to 197 vote, the House bill closely resembles President Bush’s reauthorization proposal, Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Low-Wage Workers

    Intersections of WIA and TANF Discussed On Thursday, May 16, the Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety, and Training of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing focused on job training for low-wage workers. The hearing, chaired by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), was specifically targeted at exploring the intersection of programs Read More »

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  • CHN: Finance Committee Debates Marriage and TANF

    Senators Offer Testimony On May 16, the Senate Finance Committee held its third welfare reauthorization hearing. Originally slated to focus on family formation policies, the hearing was expanded to include testimony by Senators Dodd (D-CT), Santorum (R-PA), Bayh (D-IN), and Carper (D-DE) to more broadly cover welfare issues. In his opening remarks, Chairman Max Baucus Read More »

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  • CHN: TANF Reauthorization Debate Heats Up

    Senate Prepares for Finance Mark-Up House action on the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF) culminated on May 16 with the passage of the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002 (HR 4737). Approved by a 229 to 197 vote, the House bill closely resembles President Bush’s reauthorization proposal, Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Passes Health Provisions in Trade Bill

    Articles from May 24, 2002 TANF Reauthorization Debate Heats Up House action on the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF) culminated on May 16 with the passage of the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002 (HR 4737). Approved by a 229 to 197 vote, the House bill closely Read More »

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  • CHN: Kennedy Minimum Wage Bill Resurfaces

    Articles from May 24, 2002 TANF Reauthorization Debate Heats Up House action on the reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF) culminated on May 16 with the passage of the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002 (HR 4737). Approved by a 229 to 197 vote, the House bill closely Read More »

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  • CHN: Democrats, Advocates Criticize Social Security Privatization Proposals

    Articles from May 10, 2002 Congress Acts on Welfare Reauthorization On May 2, both the House Ways and Means and the Education and Workforce Committees approved companion bills to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. Both bills, which closely resemble President Bush’s reauthorization proposal, would impose strict work mandates on welfare recipients Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate, House Pass Farm Bill Conference Report

    President Bush To Sign Six-Year Agriculture Authorization On Wednesday, May 8, the Senate passed the Farm Bill conference report by a vote of 64-35. The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (HR 2646), adopted by the House on May 1, includes a six-year reauthorization of agricultural, commodity, conservation and nutrition programs in addition Read More »

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  • CHN: Senators Agree to Include Health Provisions in Trade Bill

    Articles from May 10, 2002 Congress Acts on Welfare Reauthorization On May 2, both the House Ways and Means and the Education and Workforce Committees approved companion bills to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. Both bills, which closely resemble President Bush’s reauthorization proposal, would impose strict work mandates on welfare recipients Read More »

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