[Hpn] Clinton-Gore Administration Accomplishments for New_Hampshire

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you bill.
   that's, one and we can count more, as they have. the question is how to do
more. what do you propose?.

Bill Tinker wrote:

> Clinton-Gore Administration Accomplishments for
> New_HampshirePlease:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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> What a propaganda white wash,Please if we are going to throw numbers around
> lets look at how many lives you saved from freezing to death or starving to
> death on Americas streets...Can you truthfully bring forward one?
> Thank you Presidential candidate Al Gore.
> Also do you plan on endorsing any action plan to end homelessness and
> poverty in our country before sending relief to other third world countries?
> Lets fix our problems here then move on to others!
> Sincerely yours
> William Tinker
> 25 Granite Street
> Northfield,N.H.03276
> http://www.egroups.com/members/nhhomeless
>
>   EXPANDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
>
>     a.. Unemployment Down to 2.6%: The unemployment rate in New Hampshire
> has declined from 7.6% to 2.6% since 1993.
>     b.. 117,400 New Jobs: 117,400 new jobs have been created in New
> Hampshire since 1993 -- an average of 16,574 per year. In contrast, an
> average of 10,275 jobs were lost each year under the previous
> administration.
>     c.. 107,800 New Private Sector Jobs: Since 1993, 107,800 new private
> sector jobs have been created—an average of 15,219 jobs per year, compared
> to an average loss of 11,000 private sector jobs per year in the previous
> administration.
>     d.. 7,600 New Manufacturing Jobs: 7,600 manufacturing jobs have been
> created in New Hampshire since 1993 -- an average of 1,073 jobs per year. In
> contrast, an average of 5,025 manufacturing jobs were lost each year during
> the previous administration.
>     e.. 10,000 New Construction Jobs: 10,000 construction jobs have been
> created in New Hampshire since 1993 -- an average of 1,412 jobs per year. In
> contrast, an average of 4,175 construction jobs were lost each year during
> the previous administration.
>     f.. 25,000 Have Received a Raise: Approximately 12,000 New Hampshire
> workers benefited from an increase in the minimum wage—from $4.25 to
> $4.75 -- on October 1, 1996. They, along with about 13,000 more received an
> additional raise—from $4.75 to $5.15 -- on September 1, 1997.
>     g.. A $500 Child Tax Credit to Help Families Raising Children: To help
> make it easier for families to raise their children, the balanced budget
> included a $500 per-child tax credit for children under 17. Thanks to
> President Clinton, the Balanced Budget delivers a child tax credit to
> 130,000 families in New Hampshire.
>     h.. Homeownership Has Increased in New Hampshire: Homeownership in New
> Hampshire has increased from 65.7% to 70.2% since 1993.
>     i.. Home Building Up 5.5%: Home building has increased by an average of
> 5.5% per year since 1993, after falling over 23.5% per year during the
> previous administration.
>     j.. Business Failures Down 12.4%: Business failures have dropped an
> average of 12.4% per year since 1993, after increasing 44.6% per year during
> the previous four years. [Oct. 98 data]
>     k.. Over $25,000 of Reduced Federal Debt for Every Family of Four: The
> national debt will be $1.7 trillion lower in FY99 than projected in 1993 --
> that's $25,000 less debt for each family of four in New Hampshire this year.
>     l.. 14.7% Growth in Total Bank Loans and Leases: New Hampshire has seen
> a 14.7% average annual growth rate in total bank loans and leases per year
> since 1993. In contrast, total bank loans and leases fell an annual average
> of 15.1% during the previous administration.
>     m.. 6.9% Growth in Commercial and Industrial Loans and Leases: Since
> 1993, New Hampshire has experienced a 6.9% average annual growth rate in
> commercial and industrial loans and leases. In contrast, commercial and
> industrial loans and leases fell an annual average of 25.1% during the
> previous administration.
>   EXPANDING ACCESS TO EDUCATION
>     a.. Over 1,400 Children in Head Start: 1,425 New Hampshire children were
> enrolled in Head Start in 1999. In FY00, New Hampshire will receive $10.2
> million in Head Start funding, an increase of $5.2 million over 1993.
>     b.. More High-Quality Teachers With Smaller Classes for New Hampshire's
> Schools: Thanks to the Class Size Reduction Initiative, New Hampshire
> received $5.6 million in 1999 to hire about 145 new, well-prepared public
> school teachers and reduce class size in the early grades. President Clinton
> secured funding for a second installment of the plan, giving New Hampshire
> an additional $6.1 million in 2000.
>     c.. $1.6 Million in Goals 2000 Funding: This year [FY00], New Hampshire
> receives nearly $1.6 million in Goals 2000 funding. This money is used to
> raise academic achievement by raising academic standards, increasing
> parental and community involvement in education, expanding the use of
> computers and technology in classrooms, and supporting high-quality teacher
> professional development. [Education Department, 12/3/99]
>     d.. $2.1 Million for Technology Literacy: This year [FY00], New
> Hampshire receives $2.1 million for the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund
> which helps communities and the private sector ensure that every student is
> equipped with the computer literacy skills needed for the 21st century.
>     e.. $19.9 Million for Students Most in Need: New Hampshire receives
> $19.9 million in Title I Grants (to Local Educational Agencies) providing
> extra help in the basics for students most in need, particularly communities
> and schools with high concentrations of children in low-income families
> [FY00]. This includes over $340,000 in accountability grants, to help states
> and school districts turn around the worst performing schools and hold them
> accountable for results.
>     f.. $22.1 Million in Pell Grants: This year [FY00], New Hampshire will
> receive $22.1 million in Pell Grants for low-income students going to
> college, benefiting 12,065 New Hampshire students.
>     g.. Expanded Work-Study To Help More Students Work Their Way Through
> College: The FY00 budget includes a significant expansion of the Federal
> Work Study program. New Hampshire will receive $6.4 million in Work-Study
> funding in 2000 to help New Hampshire students work their way through
> college.
>     h.. Nearly 1,500 Have Served in New Hampshire through AmeriCorps: Since
> the National Service program began in 1993, 1,494 AmeriCorps participants
> have earned money for college while working in New Hampshire's schools,
> hospitals, neighborhoods or parks. [through 2/00]
>     i.. Tuition Tax Credits in Balanced Budget Open the Doors of College and
> Promote Lifelong Learning: The balanced budget included both President
> Clinton's $1,500 HOPE Scholarship to help make the first two years of
> college as universal as a high school diploma and a Lifetime Learning Tax
> Credit for college juniors, seniors, graduate students and working Americans
> pursuing lifelong learning to upgrade their skills. This 20% tax credit will
> be applied to the first $5,000 of tuition and fees through 2002 and to the
> first $10,000 thereafter. 24,000 students in New Hampshire will receive a
> HOPE Scholarship tax credit of up to $1,500. 29,000 students in New
> Hampshire will receive the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. [fully phased-in
> FY2000 estimate]
>     j.. Expanded Job Training to New Hampshire's Dislocated Workers: Thanks
> to President Clinton, the FY99 budget includes a significant expansion in
> the dislocated worker program. New Hampshire will receive $2.4 million in
> 1999 to help 1,400 of New Hampshire's dislocated workers get the training
> and reemployment services they need to return to work as quickly as
> possible.
>   FIGHTING CRIME AND VIOLENCE
>     a.. Crime Falls 10% in New Hampshire: Under the Clinton-Gore
> Administration, America has experienced the longest continuous drop in crime
> on record. Since 1992, serious crime in New Hampshire has fallen 10%.
> Violent crime and property crime have also fallen 5% and 10% respectively.
>     b.. 421 More Police: The President's 1994 Crime Bill has funded 421 new
> police officers to date in communities across New Hampshire. [through 1/00]
>     c.. Over $6.4 Million to Combat Domestic Violence: Through the Violence
> Against Women Act, New Hampshire has received over $6.4 million in federal
> funds since FY95 to establish more women's shelters and bolster law
> enforcement, prosecution and victims' services. [through FY99]
>     d.. $400,000 in Grants for Battered Women: In FY99, New Hampshire
> received $400,000 in HHS's Family Violence Prevention Program grants to
> assist women and children fleeing domestic abuse.
>     e.. $2.2 Million to Keep Drugs & Violence Out of New Hampshire's
> Schools: New Hampshire receives $2.2 million in FY00 for the Safe & Drug
> Free Schools Program, which invests in school security and drug prevention
> programs.
>   MOVING NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM WELFARE TO WORK
>     a.. 13,556 Fewer People on Welfare: There are 13,556 fewer people on
> welfare in New Hampshire now than there were at the beginning of 1993 -- a
> 47% decrease. [through 6/99]
>     b.. Child Support Collections Up 123%: Child support collections have
> increased by $34 million—or 123% -- in New Hampshire since FY92. [through
> FY98]
>     c.. Encouraging Responsible Choices—Preventing Teen Pregnancy in New
> Hampshire: Since 1993, President Clinton and Vice President Gore have
> supported innovative and promising teen pregnancy prevention strategies,
> with significant components of the strategy becoming law in the 1996
> Personal Responsibility Act. The law requires unmarried minor parents to
> stay in school and live at home or in a supervised setting; encourages
> “second chance homes” to provide teen parents with the skills and support
> they need; and provides $50 million a year in new funding for state
> abstinence education activities. Efforts are making a difference, adolescent
> pregnancy rates and teen abortion rates are declining. And between 1991 and
> 1997, teen birth rates declined 14.1% in New Hampshire.
>     d.. $5.1 Million for New Hampshire Welfare-to-Work: In 1998, New
> Hampshire received $2.8 million in Federal welfare-to-work state formula
> grants (the state matched $1.4 million in funding), helping New Hampshire
> welfare recipients get and keep jobs. In addition, $1.0 million in
> competitive grants were awarded to New Hampshire localities to support
> innovative welfare-to-work strategies. Part of the President's comprehensive
> efforts to move recipients from welfare to work, this funding was included
> in the $3 billion welfare to work fund in the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.
>   INVESTING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE'S HEALTH
>
>     a.. Health Care for Over 4,500 Uninsured New Hampshire Children: In
> 1997, President Clinton passed the largest single investment in health care
> for children since 1965 -- an unprecedented $24 billion over five years to
> cover as many as five million children throughout the nation. This
> investment guarantees the full range of benefits that children need to grow
> up strong and healthy. Two million children nationwide have health care
> coverage thanks to the President's plan, including 4,554 in New Hampshire.
> [HHS, Health Care Financing Administration, FY99 SCHIP enrollment data]
>     b.. Helping Over 18,000 New Hampshire Women and Children with WIC: The
> Clinton Administration is committed to full funding in the Special Nutrition
> Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). In FY99, New Hampshire
> received $9.7 million in total WIC grant funding, helping 18,132 women,
> infants and children in need receive health and food assistance. [through
> 8/99]
>     c.. More Toddlers Are Being Immunized: As a result of the President's
> 1993 Childhood Immunization Initiative, childhood immunization rates have
> reached an historic high. According to the CDC, 90% or more of America's
> toddlers received the most critical doses of each of the routinely
> recommended vaccines in 1996, 1997, and again in 1998 —surpassing the
> President's 1993 goal. In New Hampshire in 1998, 99% of two-year olds
> received the vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis; 92% received the
> vaccine for polio; 95% received the vaccine for measles, and 95% received
> the vaccine for Haemophilus influenzae B, the bacteria causing a form of
> meningitis.
>     d.. Funding for HIV/AIDS Assistance Programs: In FY 2000, New Hampshire
> will receive $317,246 in Ryan White Title II formula grants. This funding
> provides people living with HIV and AIDS medical and support services. Also
> through the Ryan White Act, New Hampshire will receive $610,476 for state
> AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which help those without insurance
> obtain much needed prescription drugs. There has been a tenfold increase in
> ADAP funding in the last four years, up from $52 million in 1996 to $528
> million in 2000. [HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, 4/7/00]
>     e.. Tobacco Plan Will Cut Smoking and Premature Deaths by 45% in New
> Hampshire: The Clinton Administration's tobacco proposal, combined with the
> recently enacted state tobacco settlements, will cut youth smoking and
> resulting premature deaths 45% in New Hampshire by 2004. Between 2000 and
> 2004, 15,600 of New Hampshire's youth will be kept from smoking and 5,000
> will be spared a premature tobacco-related death. [Treasury Dept., 2/99]
>     f.. 610,000 Americans in New Hampshire Cannot Be Assured They Have
> Patient Protections: Even if New Hampshire enacted all the protections in
> the Patients' Bill of Rights, 610,000 people in New Hampshire cannot be
> assured they have the comprehensive patient protections recommended by the
> President's Advisory Commission. This is because the Employee Retirement
> Income Security Act (ERISA) may preempt state-enacted protections. That is
> why the President has called on Congress to pass a federally enforceable
> patients' bill of rights so that everyone enrolled in managed care may have
> a basic set of protections. Notably, 290,000 New Hampshire women are in
> ERISA health plans and are therefore not necessarily protected. Women are
> particularly vulnerable without these protections because they are greater
> users of health care services, they make three-quarters of the health care
> decisions for their families, and they have specific health care needs
> addressed by a patients' bill of rights.
>   PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
>     a.. 8 Toxic Waste Sites Cleaned Up: Since 1993, the EPA has completed 8
> Superfund toxic waste cleanups in New Hampshire. These sites are located in
> Greenland, Barrington, Conway, Epping, Raymond, Peterborough, and
> Londonderry (2). That is four times the number of sites cleaned up in New
> Hampshire during the previous two administrations combined. [through 3/1/00]
>     b.. $7.7 Million in Safe Drinking Water Funding: This year [FY00],
> thanks to President Clinton, New Hampshire will receive $7.7 million for the
> Drinking Water State Revolving Funds to provide low-interest loans to
> municipalities to build, improve, and prevent pollution of drinking water
> systems.
>     c.. Revitalizing Brownfields in New Hampshire: As part of the
> Clinton-Gore Administration's efforts to clean up Brownfields, the EPA has
> awarded grants to the community of Concord, as well as communities
> encompassed by the State of New Hampshire Coastal Piscataqua—Dover, Durham,
> Exeter, Newmarket, Rochester, and Somersworth, and the communities
> encompassed by the State of New Hampshire Watershed—for environmental
> clean-up and economic revitalization. In addition, EPA grant funds will be
> sent to the State of New Hampshire to help other small municipalities. This
> project is intended to jump-start local clean-up efforts by providing funds
> to return unproductive, abandoned, contaminated urban properties to
> productive use.
>   SPEARHEADING URBAN RENEWAL EFFORTS
>     a.. Revitalizing New Hampshire's Communities: Manchester was designated
> an Enterprise Community in December 1994 and was awarded $3 million to
> create more jobs, housing, and economic opportunity for area residents.
>   PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF
>     a.. Over $28 Million in Federal Emergency Assistance: Since 1993, New
> Hampshire has received over $28 million in disaster relief. This includes
> $1.1 million in assistance for Tropical Storm Floyd in 1999; $14 million in
> assistance for severe ice storms, rain and strong winds in 1998; and $5.6
> million in disaster relief aide to help New Hampshire recover from severe
> flooding that occurred in October of 1996. [FEMA, 2/29/00]
>   EXPANDING FUNDS FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT
>     a.. $369 Million in Federal Highway Aid: Since 1993, New Hampshire has
> received $369 million in federal highway aid, including $400,000 for
> emergency relief in response to natural disasters and $5.4 million for
> scenic byways. These funds have helped generate 15,262 jobs. [through FY99]
>     b.. Over $82.4 Million in Aviation Funds: From FY93-FY99 New Hampshire
> received over $82.4 million in Airport Improvement Program funds to help
> build and renovate airports, and, when necessary, to provide funds for noise
> abatement to improve the quality of life for residents who live near
> airports.
>     c.. Over $31 Million in Transit Funds: Since 1993, the Federal Transit
> Administration has provided over $31 million of funding to support mass
> transportation in New Hampshire. Many of the FTA funded projects in New
> Hampshire benefit the State's large rural population and elderly persons
> without cars who heavily rely on transit for their medical and shopping
> needs.
>     d.. Saving Lives and Property: In 1999, the United States Coast Guard
> saved 13 lives and $2.2 million of property in New Hampshire.
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