April 14, 2003

  • CHN: Senate Passes Pared Down Faith-Based Legislation

    Measure Will Likely Face Further Editing in the House On Wednesday, April 9, the Senate passed a slimmed-down version of President Bush’s “faith-based initiative” (S 476) by a vote of 95-5. The measure, a centerpiece of Bush’s social policy agenda, is intended to boost incentives for charitable donations and increase funding for religious groups that Read More »

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  • CHN: House Education and Workforce Committee Reauthorizes IDEA

    Funding Remains Discretionary Despite Democratic Push for Mandatory Spending On Thursday, April 10, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved legislation to rewrite and reauthorize the nation’s special education law, the 1975 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (PL 105-17). Known by its acronym, IDEA guarantees students with disabilities a free public education in the Read More »

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  • CHN: Congress Approves Unusual Budget Resolution

    Senate Moderates Force Reduction in Bush Tax Cut Intra-party disagreements over how much of a tax cut the country can afford led Republican leaders down an unprecedented path for adopting a conference agreement on the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution. For the first time in history, a budget resolution – which sets tax and spending Read More »

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