October 4, 2006

  • CHN: HIV/AIDS Services Bill Passes The House

    Reauthorizing the Ryan White CARE Act is about a year overdue, and the House took a tentative step towards final enactment by passing H.R. 6143, legislation sponsored by Rep. Mary Bono (R-CA) in the days before the pre-election recess.  The CARE Act provides medical care and support services to more than 500,000 people living with Read More »

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  • CHN: Congress Approves Immigration Enforcement Provisions Before The Elections Options

    In the final weeks of the 109th Congress, House conservatives succeeded in stymieing bipartisan efforts in Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Instead of offering the American public any real solution to fix the currently flawed immigration system, House members filled the final days of the legislative calendar with narrow, enforcement-only proposals.  Their efforts resulted Read More »

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  • CHN: Stopgap Spending Bill Passes Congress; Longer Term Not So Certain

    With little time to spare, Congress approved spending through November 17 on programs that would otherwise run out of money by September 30, the end of the federal fiscal year.  Congress inserted this “continuing resolution” (CR) on September 29 into the Defense appropriations bill to prevent funds from drying up for the 10 program areas Read More »

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