May 5, 2006

  • CHN: House Subcommittee Rejects President’s Plan to Terminate Food Packages for Poor Seniors, Children and Moms

    The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved its FY 2007 appropriations bill on May 3, rejecting nutrition aid cuts proposed by President Bush. The President’s budget would have eliminated all funding for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program , which provides food packages worth about $20 to 470,000 poor people per month, about 90 percent of whom Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Poised To Gut State Health Insurance Consumer Protections

    The Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization Act (HIMMA, S. 1955), sponsored by the Senate HELP Committee Chairman Michael Enzi (R-WY) and approved by the committee on March 15, continues to loom as a threat to consumers of health insurance in every state. The bill may come up on the floor of the Senate as early as Read More »

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  • CHN: Tax Reconciliation Bill Â- Paid for in Part with Yet Another Tax Cut for the Rich

    House and Senate negotiators have come to agreement on the tax reconciliation bill that is part two of the 2006 budget reconciliation process. Part one was the spending reconciliation bill that passed earlier this year cutting nearly $40 billion, mostly in services for low-income people. The centerpiece of the $70 billion tax reconciliation bill is Read More »

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  • CHN: Immigration Reform Still Unresolved In The Senate

    Senate leaders continued to negotiate how to proceed with immigration reform while over a million immigrants in 200 cities skipped work and rallied for A Day Without Immigrants on May 1. Hundreds of thousands also rallied earlier on April 10 in Washington, D.C. and other cities to support proposals to put undocumented immigrants on the Read More »

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  • CHN: Budget Struggles: Spending Moves Forward Despite the Budget Resolution Logjam

    Conflicts among House Republicans continue to stall a Budget Resolution, although a new deal to move more than $6 billion away from defense and international funding to a number of domestic programs may enable House leaders to put together a majority next week. Appropriations Shifts to Domestic Programs: Because the House is moving ahead with Read More »

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