May 9, 2003

  • CHN: House Passes IDEA Reauthorization Legislation

    Contentious Funding Debate Moves to Senate On Wednesday, April 30, the House 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 “least restrictive environment” and authorizes the federal government Read More »

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  • CHN: House Reauthorizes Workforce Investment Act

    Democrats’ Concerns Cannot Stop Final Passage On Thursday, May 9, the House passed the Workforce Reinvestment and Adult Education Act of 2003 (HR 1261) despite serious concerns of Democrats about provisions in the bill that remove civil rights protections and its inattention to the rising numbers of unemployed workers in America. HR 1261 reauthorizes the Read More »

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  • CHN: Tax Cut Legislation Moves Through GOP-Controlled Congress

    House and Senate Bills Reap Benefits on Nation’s Wealthy The Republican-led Congress made strides this week in its push to pass legislation granting billions of dollars in tax breaks to America’s richest citizens. The House approved a $550 billion tax package, while the Senate Finance Committee agreed to a $350 billion plan. Although GOP leaders Read More »

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