April 6, 2009

  • CHN: National Service Legislation Ready for President’s Signature

    At the urging of President Obama, a former community organizer, the House and Senate moved quickly to revise and expand national and community service programs.  On March 26 the Senate passed The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, H.R. 1388, 79-19 with strong bi-partisan support.  The House followed on March 31, passing the bill by Read More »

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  • CHN: House and Senate Approve Budget Resolutions

    President’s Priorities Move Forward, but Not Without Roadblocks The House and Senate moved the priorities of the Obama budget – important steps forward in passing their own Budget Resolutions on April 2.  But the Senate’s steps towards investments in health care reform, education, and renewable energy were impeded by a number of amendments that signal Read More »

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