Monthly Archives: February 2003

  • CHN: House Passes Welfare Reauthorization Measure

    Current Law Extended Until June 30 While Senate Prepares to Act On February 13, 2003, the House passed a bill that would reauthorize the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program through 2008. House action came quickly in the new 108th Congress, largely because that chamber passed the measure – the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Read More »

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  • CHN: Bush Budget Undermines Anti-Poverty Programs

    President Proposes Significant Transformation of Social Safety Net On February 3, President Bush unveiled a $2.23 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2004 that boosts military spending and advances tax cuts for the wealthy, while seriously undercutting social programs that aid low-income Americans. In fact, analysts have characterized the impact of Bush’s budget request on Read More »

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  • CHN: FY03 Omnibus Appropriations Package Sent to President

    Compromise Shifts Away from Senate Priorities and Cuts Social Service Programs The House and Senate on Thursday finally cleared the fiscal year 2003 omnibus appropriations bill that had been caught up in Congressional wrangling since the fiscal year began on October 1, 2002. The eleven non-defense federal agencies covered by the package have been funded Read More »

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