April 2, 2012

  • Read the articles from the April 2nd edition, including a summary of the House-passed budget resolution, the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act and the Supreme Court decision on health care reform.

  • CHN: House Passes Budget Resolution

    On March 29, 228 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make most federal services disappear.  The resolution approved by the House Budget Committee passed the House 228-191, with no Democrats voting for it and 10 Republicans voting no. In the relatively short term – over the next 10 years – the House Read More »

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  • CHN: Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher for Low-Income Uninsured

    After six hours of argument challenging the 2010 health care law, the longest the Supreme Court has heard in 45 years, all sides now anxiously await the Court’s ruling.  The outcome will have profound implications for health care policy in the United States, and especially for the millions of low-income uninsured who would receive coverage Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Fails to Advance Bill to End Tax Breaks for Big Oil

    On Thursday, March 29, the Senate failed to advance the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act (S. 2204), legislation introduced by Senator Robert Menendez (D – NJ) which seeks to repeal several tax breaks for large oil and gas companies and apply the money to fully offset paying for a one-year extension of renewable energy Read More »

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