Monthly Archives: February 2008

  • CHN: More Access to Education Possible Under TANF Final Rule

    The Bush Administration published final regulations for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) on February 5. These are rules to implement changes in law enacted by Congress in 2006, as interpreted by the Administration.  Among the law’s changes was more authority to the federal Department of Health and Human Services to define allowable work activities.  (In Read More »

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  • CHN: Congress Finalizes Economic Stimulus Package

    After the Senate fell one vote short of the 60 needed to add provisions to the House-passed bill — including extended weeks of Unemployment Insurance (UI), providing low-income heating assistance, and adding energy-related tax breaks — Congress agreed to an economic stimulus package that followed the contours of the House bill. The Senate was able Read More »

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  • CHN: Human Needs Programs Take a Hit in President’s Budget

    President Bush’s FY 2009 budget proposal, released on February 4, is replete with upside-down priorities. For the seventh year in a row, the President proposes making harmful cuts to domestic appropriations while at the same time extending tax cuts for the wealthy. At a time when the economy is sinking and Americans are struggling, the Read More »

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  • CHN: Action on the Stimulus Package Delayed in the Senate

    The road to passage of an economic stimulus package in response to an economic downturn still has some bumps to overcome.  Still, all agree that in the end legislation will pass.  The rush to act was accelerated by the growing consensus among economists and elected leaders that the rising unemployment rate, slowing growth in the Read More »

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