July 25, 2006

  • CHN: Senate Committee’s Inadequate Labor-HHS-Education Spending

    Arlen Specter (R-PA) is the Chair of the Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee on Appropriations.  His subcommittee recommended the funding approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee on July 20.  And yet, in a widely quoted statement, Senator Specter told the Committee that the underfunded appropriations bill was “what I view as really the Read More »

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  • CHN: House Poised to Vote on Ominous Bills

    Two budget process bills with potentially dire consequences are scheduled for House votes on July 27.  Both proposals, the Government Efficiency Act of 2006 (H.R. 5766) and Abolishment of Obsolete Agencies and Federal Sunset Act of 2005 (H.R. 3282), would establish unelected “sunset commissions” whose recommendations to change or terminate federal programs would be placed Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Approves Funding Levels for Housing Programs

    On July 20, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed by voice vote the Transportation-Treasury-Housing Appropriations bill that sets FY 2007 funding levels for HUD housing and community development programs.  The total amount of $36.6 billion is $3.1 billion more than the funding level for FY 2006, $2.3 billion more than the President requested and $3 billion Read More »

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