Tag Archives: “Super Committee”

Letter to Senator Toomey–Please Sign On

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   I am working with my friend Larry Hollar from Bread for the World to send a letter to Senator Pat Toomey, as a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (also known as … Continue reading

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Call Senator Toomey on October 4-5 to Urge Adoption of a Faithful Budget that Protects All People

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html):   In the face of the nation’s fiscal and employment crises, Congress needs to hear your voice: a moral voice of reason, calling for love of neighbor.   Twelve legislators, known … Continue reading

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Interfaith Nationwide Prayer Vigils via Teleconference

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   Wednesdays – October 12 & November 9 12 noon-12:20 pm eastern [11 am central; 10 am mountain; 9 am pacific]   RSVP for October 12 at http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1973/signup_page/rsvp101211 [Advance registration required by Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Prayers for Health Care—What You Can Do

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   What an inspirational time of prayer as hundreds of people of faith shared in a Prayer Vigil via teleconference on September 14!  We are grateful for the faith leaders who provided the … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Sign On to Letter Protecting Vulnerable in Deficit Reduction Plan

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (“Super Committee”) held its first meeting on September 8, and its first hearing on September 13 to be briefed by the Congressional Budget Office.  … 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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Whose Interests Will the Super Committee Represent? Contact Senator Toomey

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/):   The deal to raise the debt ceiling set up a bipartisan “super committee” comprised of six members of the House and six members of the Senate (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/supercommittee-members/?hpid=z3) tasked with finding $1.2 trillion to $1.5 … 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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Super Committee Takes Shape

From the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (http://www.thecaap.org):   U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday announced his appointments to the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction tasked with reducing the deficit by $1.5 trillion more than the cuts … 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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