June 6, 2003

  • CHN: GOP Leaders Fail To Muster Necessary Votes For Comp Time Bill

    Organized Labor Scores Victory In House As Bill is Pulled From the Floor On Wednesday evening, June 4, GOP Leaders pulled legislation from the House floor agenda to allow compensatory time to substitute for overtime pay after admitting that they lacked sufficient support for passage. The Family Time Flexibility Act, which would allow companies to Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Passes Bill To Change Inequalities In Child Tax Credit

    GOP Leadership Still Negotiating Options for House Version The Senate passed a bill on Thursday, June 5 to accelerate an increase in the child tax credit for low-income families that had been left out of the recent tax cut legislation signed by President Bush on May 28. The Senate bill (HR 1308) was based on Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Unveils Medicare Drug Plan

    Bipartisan Agreement Garners Criticism from Both Sides, But Likely To Pass Senate  On Thursday, June 5, Senators released plans for a prescription drug plan to provide coverage to the elderly through a combination of the government-run Medicare health program and private health plans. The details of the plan were enthusiastically announced by Senators Charles E. Read More »

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