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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.

Pass the RESTORE Act!

The entire Gulf coastline from Texas to Florida continues to be impacted by the 2010 oil spill. The need for restoration is immediate. Read more

Sept. 2011 Update from Washington: Gulf Coast Legislation

There’s an axiom in Washington that when disaster strikes, Congress responds. But in the case of the BP Gulf oil spill—the worst environmental disaster of our time—this axiom has failed, at least to date.

NETWORK's Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

This response pays particular attention to statements he made that are directly related to NETWORK’s 2011-2012 issue agenda. We were encouraged by much of what he had to say, but we also found some gaps. Read more

Our 2011-2012 Issue Agenda

We present our current issue priorities for the 112th Congress. Read more

2010 Voting Record for Congress

See how your legislators voted on important social justice issues. Read more

Call for Congressional Action in 2010 "Lame-Duck" Session

Just before Congress returned to Washington for its lame-duck session (beginning on November 15), NETWORK Lobbyist Marge Clark, BVM, sent letters to every individual member thanking them for their work in the 111th Congress and asking