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Coalition urges President Bush to sign aid bill.

NLC joined more than 200 public and private organizations last week in an expanded campaign urging President Bush to sign the Urban Aid/Tax bill because it "is about jobs and about the economy."

The Urban Aid bill would provide over $11 billion in housing, jobs, and economic development incentives to the nation's cities and towns. (See chart on the key issues in the final bill affecting communities.)

The extraordinary public-private campaign came amid continued questions about the White House position on the bill and an apparent Congressional decision to delay sending the bill to the White House so that President Bush could consider his final decision after the election. According to a senior House Republican, once the political heat is off, there would be a greater chance and hope the President would sign the bill.

Despite a number of opportunities to take a specific position on the legislation during the presidential debates, President Bush has not responded with a definitive position.
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Title Annotation:includes related tabular information on tax alternatives
Author:Shafroth, Frank
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Date:Oct 26, 1992
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