The Housing and Urban Development Department imposed pay limits after finding instances of housing agencies in Atlanta and Los Angeles with compensation packages that in 2010 exceeded $600,000 for each of their directors.
Proposal would help parents collect foreign child support
Legislation passed by the House Tuesday would make it easier for states to collect child-support payments from parents living outside the United States.
The measure, approved by a voice vote, would put the United States on a course to ratifying a 2007 international treaty on child support under which participants would cooperate in ensuring that families receive the financial support promised.
“This bill is about empowering states, which operate the child support enforcement program, to do more to help families, and most importantly, children,” said Rep. Rick Berg, North Dakota Republican and the bill’s sponsor.
The 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance has been signed by the United States, the European Union and several other mostly European countries, including Ukraine, Albania, Norway and Bosnia and Herzegovina. So far, only Norway has ratified it.
Romney’s lack of military record faces scrutiny
SAN DIEGO — Mitt Romney’s military background — or, rather, his lack of one — is facing new scrutiny as he courts veterans and makes his case to the nation to be commander in chief.
The Republican presidential candidate is calling for a stronger, active American military. But he avoided military service at the height of the Vietnam War.
As a presidential candidate in 2007, he said he had “longed” to be in Vietnam. But his actions, Selective Service records and previous statements showed little interest in joining the conflict.View Entire Story
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