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June 2015 Update on our Issue Agenda

Tax Justice: Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

By Colleen Ross, Government Relations Associate

Many have believed it possible for the new Republican leadership in Congress and President Obama to reach some consensus on tax reform. Since Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) became chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in January, he has tried with Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the president to outline possible reform packages.

President Obama's Decision to Seek to Overturn Block on Executive Action on Immigration

February 24, 2015

NETWORK strongly supports President Obama’s executive action on immigration and is equally supportive of the administration’s effort to remove legal impediments to implementing that action. As people of faith, we believe that we have a moral obligation to welcome the stranger and embrace those living at the margins of society. Further, our faith calls us to protect families and the president’s executive action provides real relief to families who live in fear of deportation every day.

Update on NETWORK’s Legislative Agenda

December 10, 2014

NETWORK continues to be strongly engaged in lobbying Congress during these last few days of the 113th Congress. At the same time, we are gearing up for new challenges in 2015. Here is a brief overview:

Evaluating the Customs and Border Protection Authorization Bill

On June 11, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed eight bills with border security, transportation security and emergency communications changes that will affect the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).