February 3, 2009

  • CHN: SCHIP Reauthorization on the Horizon

    After a week of debating and considering amendments to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) reauthorization bill, the Senate passed H.R. 2 on January 29, 2009 by a vote of 66-32. H.R. 2 closely resembles the legislation the House passed on January 14 (see more details in Human Needs Report), and the two bills Read More »

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  • CHN: Pay Equity Bill is First President Obama Signs

    Flanked by Lilly Ledbetter and leaders of Congress, President Obama stated, “It is fitting that the very first bill that I sign, is upholding one of this nation’s founding principles that we are all created equal and each deserve a chance to pursue our own version of happiness.”  Final passage of the bill, The Lilly Read More »

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  • CHN: Economic Recovery Bill Passes in House and is Debated on the Senate Floor

    Comparison Table of House and Senate Economic Recovery Bills from CHN (2/3/09) The House passed an economic recovery bill close to the plan proposed by President Obama on January 28.  H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, weighs in at $819 billion, and directs a substantial amount of that total towards policies Read More »

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