October 16, 2009

  • CHN: Senate Finance Committee Approves Health Bill

    On October 12 the Senate Finance Committee approved, 14-9, a draft health care reform bill.  Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was the only Republican who voted in favor of the measure. (For a brief review of what is included in the Finance proposal see the October 2 Human Needs Report). Now it is up to Senate Read More »

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  • CHN: Unemployment Insurance Extension Awaits Senate Approval

    On September 22, the House passed the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009  (H.R. 3548). The bill provides an additional 13 weeks of benefits to those who have lost their jobs, but only if they live in states with unemployment rates of at least 8.5 percent.  (In September, 27 states plus the District of Columbia Read More »

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  • CHN: New Push for Immigration Reform on the Horizon

    Thousands of advocates from across the country converged on the West Capitol Lawn on October 13 for a rally and vigil in support of humane immigration policies. Many of those present, families, veterans and clergy, took part in the Families United/Familias Unidas series of interfaith vigils held around the country earlier in the year. They Read More »

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