WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is the WashingtonWatch.com federal legislative update for the week of March 3, 2008.
This week, the House will consider H.R. 2857, the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, which is also known as the "GIVE Act."
This bill would extend and reform the national service laws, which
govern programs like AmeriCorps, the National Civilian Community Corps, and
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). Passage of the legislation would
cost a little less than $40 per U.S. family.
The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act
Costs $36.98 per family
What People Think: 44% For, 56% Against
The House will also consider the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007. The bill would prohibit group health plans and group health insurance issuers from treating mental health benefits and substance abuse treatment differently from medical and surgical benefits.
The precise bill to be considered is unclear, but one version of this
legislation, H.R. 1424, would cost about $220 per U.S. family.
The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Costs $220.92 per family
What People Think: 50% For, 50% Against
The Senate will consider S. 2663, a bill to reform the Consumer Product
Safety Commission and amend the regulation of product safety various ways.
Cost information for this legislation is not available.
A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater
protection for children's products, t
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