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Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.

Legislative Action

Balanced-Budget Amendment

The Senate Budget Committee last week held a hearing on proposals for a balanced-budget amendment. The House is expected to vote on the matter this week.

Child Immunizations

The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health for Families and the Uninsured last week held a hearing that focused on childhood immunizations.

Child Support

The Senate Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs, and Alcoholism held a hearing June 4 on S 2343, which would fund demonstration projects in six states to set up a system of assured child support for children not receiving minimum payments from noncustodial parents and strengthen the establishment and enforcement of child-support awards.

Welfare Reform

The House Select Committee on Hunger held a hearing June 4 to discuss state and local perspectives on welfare reform. Witnesses included state and local welfare officials, budget and health policy analysts, and Mayor Donald Fraser of Minneapolis.

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