March 7, 2008

  • CHN: Farm Bill Stalemate Continues

    Since the House and Senate each passed bills months ago to reauthorize the Farm Bill (H.R. 2419), final agreement on the differences has been elusive.  The Farm Bill includes funding for farm crop subsidies, conservation, rural development, forestry, and nutrition programs.  Standing in the way of final passage of the bill is an agreement on Read More »

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  • CHN: House Passes Mental Health Parity Bill

    Advocates applauded passage of the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act (H.R. 1424) in the House on March 5.  The bill passed with bipartisan support, 268-148.  The Senate passed its version, the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 (S. 558) last September. Both bills require equity in the provision of mental health and Read More »

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