March 5, 2007

  • CHN: Support Builds For SCHIP

    Members of Congress, state officials and advocates hope to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a popular and successful joint federal-state program that provides health insurance to children whose families have low incomes but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.  The program, which was created in 1997 by the Balanced Budget Act, Read More »

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  • CHN: First Step To Head Start Reauthorization

    The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions took the first step toward reauthorizing the Head Start program by unanimously passing the Head Start for School Readiness Act, S. 556, on February 14.  The bipartisan bill attempts to strike a balance between emphasis on the academic and social aspects of the program. S. 556 Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Resumes Immigration Debate In 110th Congress

    On February 28, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) presided over his first immigration hearing as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Witnesses were members of the President’s Cabinet, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.  During the hearing, Sen. Leahy and other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee inquired about the President’s commitment Read More »

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