Category: NASCSP Updates

Legislative Update - July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced a rare deal with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and President Barack Obama on a six-month continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government for the first half of FY 13. The agreement will correspond to the FY 13 funding levels agreed to in last year’s debt limit deal of $1.047 trillion. The deal will likely not be passed until


Guest Blog: 50 Years Since Publication of The Other America - A Book That Changed America

July 24, 2012

-- Alice Gaston, Advocates for The Other America -- On Tuesday, July 10th, I attended an event at the Newseum  discussing how poverty has changed fifty years after the publication of Michael Harrington’s groundbreaking book, The Other America. This seminal work on poverty exposed the depth and breadth of poverty in the United States at a time when it was rarely seen or discussed in public

Category : NASCSP Updates

CSBG Legislative Update: July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012

-- Mark Schmeissing, Senior Policy Analyst -- This week, on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will begin considering their FY 2013 Appropriations bill. Today, ahead of the consideration, Subcommittee Chairman Rehberg released the draft funding bill that will serve as the starting point for negotiations. The


CQ Roll Call Op-Ed - Warfield: Weatherization is Effective Investment

June 20, 2012

The CQ Roll Call, a very influential source for breaking news of legislative tracking and political maneuvering, recently published "Warfield: Weatherization is Effective Investment," an op-ed written by Tim Warfield, Executive Director of NASCSP. The article addresses the concerns about funding cuts to the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the economic impacts related to program


Legislative Update: WAP, CSBG FY 13 Appropriations Advance on Hill

June 8, 2012

--- Brad Penney, General Counsel for the Advocates for The Other America (AFTOA) --- The House has now completed consideration of the FY 13 Energy & Water Appropriations bill, containing $54.6M for Weatherization – the same number as contained in the bill reported by the House Appropriations Committee last month. AFTOA and NASCSP staff met with both the Republican and Democratic staffs

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