June 7, 2002

  • CHN: Senate HELP Committee Prepares for IDEA Reauthorization

    Committee Holds Third Hearing on the Act On Thursday, June 6, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, chaired by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), held a hearing on the oversight of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This is the HELP Committee’s third hearing this year focused on IDEA, which is set Read More »

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  • CHN: House Passes FY 02 Supplemental Appropriations

    Disagreements Over Spending Stall FY 03 Appropriations Process On May 24, the House of Representatives passed, by a 280 to 138 vote, a fiscal year 2002 supplemental appropriations bill (HR 4774) that provides, according to Republicans, $28.8 billion for defense operations, homeland security, aid to New York City, and other, smaller programs. The Congressional Budget Read More »

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  • CHN: Minimum Wage Bill Hits Possible Snag

    The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2002, introduced by Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representative David Bonior (D-MI), may find itself in trouble due to timing. The companion Senate and House bills, S 2538 and HR 4799, would increase the minimum wage by $1.50 – from $5.15 to $6.65 per hour – by January 1, Read More »

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  • CHN: House Passes Permanent Repeal of the Estate Tax

    Senate to Consider Measure Before July 4th Recess On June 6, the House voted, by a 256 to 171 margin, in favor of legislation (HR 2143) to make permanent a repeal of the estate tax. Last year, Congress passed and the President enacted budget reconciliation legislation (HR 1836) that would phase out the estate tax Read More »

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