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Fund This Thing!

Posted By Jill Greenberg On November 6, 2007 @ 4:02 pm In Bulletin Today | No Comments

Lotsa goings on over on the Hill today, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Conference Report [1] expected to pass out the House today and the Senate sometime this week. The future of this bill is uncertain, with the President vowing to veto it. [2]
What’s unfortunate about that possibility is that it has been pared down from its’ first iteration and there is some important stuff in there, specifically, funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps those who have trouble paying their electricity bills (BTW, have you been outside today – cold!) and helping the Social Security Administration keep up. [3]
Forget the gridlock, fund this thing!


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[1] Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Conference Report: http://appropriations.house.gov/Subcommittees/sub_lhhse.shtml

[2] the President vowing to veto it.: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1153ap_budget_battle.html

[3] helping the Social Security Administration keep up. : http://www.aarp.org/bulletin/socialsec/sick_of_waiting.html

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