March 16, 2007

  • CHN: Legislation Addresses Post-Hurricane Housing Needs

    The response of the federal government to the housing crisis resulting from the 2005 hurricanes has been haphazard and mismanaged by both FEMA and HUD. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an estimated 302,000 housing units were severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  Approximately 216,000 of those units were affordable to low Read More »

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  • CHN: Minimum Wage Increase, Children’s Health Attached To Supplemental Spending Bill

    Despite strong support in the House and Senate, the increase in the minimum wage has still not moved to final passage.  The minimum wage bill initially passed by the House was a clean bill.  However, the Senate-passed bill added $8.3 billion in so-called small business tax cuts to its minimum wage increase. Although House Ways Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Committee Passes FY 2008 Budget

    More Progress Needed in Human Needs Funding The Senate Budget Committee approved its budget resolution on March 15, with action in the full Senate expected to begin on March 20.  Advocates have been bringing three basic budget concerns to Congress:  (1) the need for a substantial funding increase for domestic appropriations; (2) the need to Read More »

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