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House Votes Down Balanced Budget Amendment

Friday, November 18, 2011

Civil and human rights advocates today applauded members of Congress for rejecting a misguided effort to amend the U.S. Constitution with a balanced budget amendment. Democrats were joined by four Republican House members in voting against the amendment, which failed to get the two-thirds majority required for passage. “Today’s House rejection of the Balanced Budget … Read More

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Civil Rights Coalition Opposes Balanced Budget Amendment

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is again opposing efforts in Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution. In a letter sent to House members today, Wade Henderson, president & CEO of The Leadership Conference, and Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference, write that a BBA … Read More

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Bill to Cut Poverty in Half Over Next Ten Years Introduced in Congress

Friday, November 4, 2011

Anti-poverty advocates welcomed the arrival this week of a bill in Congress to begin laying the foundations of economic security and opportunity for the more than 45 million Americans living in poverty. The Half in Ten Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee, D. Calif., will establish a Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Senate to Support ‘Rebuild America Jobs Act’

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Addressing the ongoing jobs crisis affecting millions of Americans, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is supporting passage of the ‘Rebuild American Jobs Act’ currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate. The bill, S. 1769, is facing a procedural vote today. It would provide $50 billion in much-needed transportation investments and establish a … Read More

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Senate to Take Up Infrastructure Funding Bill to Create Jobs and Boost Economy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This week, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the Rebuild America Jobs Act, legislation that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs by investing in the nation’s crumbling roads, highways, and schools. The Act would provide $50 billion of immediate investments in transportation infrastructure and $10 billion for a national infrastructure institution bank. … Read More

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