Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
1995 Budget Resolution
H Con Res 218
The House began debate last week on the budget resolution approved by the House Budget Committee earlier this month. The resolution, which generally follows President Clinton's request, recommends $57 billion in spending for the budget category that includes education, job training, and social services.
President Clinton last week unveiled a five-year, $13 billion plan to overhaul the nation's unemployment system. Its centerpiece, a program for dislocated workers, would consolidate six existing programs for workers displaced by events such as defense conversion and the North American Free Trade Agreement. The plan also would create a nationwide network of "one-stop shopping'' career centers.
Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich testified last week before the House appropriations subcommittee that funds the departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services.