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Congress Votes to End the Deadlock—for Now—Thanks to You

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Thousands of you called your representative – and it made a difference. The votes were bipartisan:  In the Senate, 81 to 18, with 27 Republicans joining all Democrats in favor; and in the … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling: Why You Should Care and How It Came to Be

Posted at http://www.foreffectivegov.org/debt-ceiling-why-you-should-care-and-how-it-came-be by Jessica Schieder, 10/8/2013 A self-inflicted economic disaster looms on the horizon. Failure to approve a routine measure allowing the U.S. to manage its finances and pay the bills it already owes would have devastating effects. Increasing the debt … Continue reading

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People Matter: Government is About the Responsible Use of Power—Take Action

A Statement by the Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Director of Public Witness, PC(USA) Office of Public Witness The shut down of the federal government has gone on long enough.  Too many lives are impacted by this selfish internal battle … Continue reading

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Urge Super Committee Member Senator Toomey and the PA Congressional Delegation to Protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   The debt ceiling agreement reached in early August established a 12-member “super committee” charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by November 23. The first organizational meeting of the super committee was held on … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Protect Low-Income Families and Focus on Creating Jobs

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/):   Earlier this month, Congress passed a deal to raise the debt ceiling that included $1 trillion cuts over the next 10 years, and the creation of a bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” charged with finding another … Continue reading

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Faith Community to Launch Grassroots Campaign to Protect Funding for Anti-Poverty Programs

From Ecumenical Advocacy Days (http://www.advocacydays.org):   Interfaith Campaign to call on the Congressional Budget Super Committee to make compassionate investments in America’s future   WASHINGTON, August 3, 2011 – One day after President Obama signed legislation raising the debt ceiling … Continue reading

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Paying for What We Value

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Paul Schrag – Mennonite Weekly Review, Editorial August 8, 2011   The deal that ended Washington’s debt-ceiling battle on Aug. 2 failed to address the root causes of a dec­ade of … Continue reading

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Urge the President and Vice President to Protect the Most Vulnerable in Deficit Discussions as Deadline Nears

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   The Senate cancelled this week’s July 4th recess to concentrate efforts on negotiating a deal with the White House and House leadership on the debt-ceiling/deficit reduction package. Anti-hunger advocates must elevate … Continue reading

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Urge the White House to Protect SNAP/Food Stamp and Other Safety Net Programs During Debt-Ceiling Negotiations

From the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center (http://www.pahunger.org/):   Vice President Biden and a bi-partisan group of Congressional leaders had been negotiating a debt-ceiling/deficit reduction plan and hoped to reach an agreement by July 1, when these negotiations broke down last … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty in the 112th Congress

From Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Common Good Forum (http://catholicsinalliance.org/thecommongoodforum.php):   By Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright, Half in Ten Program, Center for American Progress February 9, 2011   During the last two years, advocates fighting poverty have … Continue reading

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