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RE: the Tax Extenders Bill
May 27, 2010
But Congress has yet to allocate any resources – read: funds – to the NHTF.
After two years of requesting capitalization, supporters of the NHTF are closer than ever. As we’ve blogged about before, Congress is currently considering H.R. 4213, known as the “Tax Extenders” bill, which include $1 billion to capitalize the NHTF.
(The bill also extends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Contingency Fund (ECF) – another important resource for vulnerable families. Find out more about the Tax Extenders bill by reading our Advocacy Updates.)
The bill was originally slated for the House floor this week, but spending concerns delayed action. The legislation was sent to the House Rules Committee last night, where an amendment further complicated the already dense bill, according to The Hill.
Advocates are still hopeful that the bill may pass this week.