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Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Budget Agreement

NETWORK’s reaction to the current congressional budget deal can best be described as decidedly mixed. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to President Obama’s Speech on Income Inequality and Shrinking Economic Mobility

NETWORK applauds President Obama’s powerful speech earlier today about our country’s rising income gap and shrinking economic mobility. He stated that inequality and lack of opportunity are “dangerous” for our nation, and that addressing these issues is "the defining challenge of our time." We agree. Read more

Press Release: Faith Leaders Speak Out on Federal Budget and Sequestration

During a Capitol Hill briefing today, faith leaders called for an end to sequestration as they also reminded Congress that the federal budget is a moral document that reflects our nation’s priorities. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Statement on Vote to End Government Shutdown and Avoid Debt Default

While we at NETWORK are pleased by last night’s vote to end the government shutdown and avoid debt default, our gratitude is tempered by the devastating impact of recent congressional extremism on people at the economic margins. We also hope that lessons have been learned about how NOT to govern. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Government Shutdown

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, deplores the current inability of Congress to govern responsibly and for the common good. They have turned democracy on its head, with one extreme faction of one party in the House of Representatives able to subvert the will of the people and even most of the legislators. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK responds to new poverty statistics

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of 2012 poverty statistics, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated:  “The poverty statistics released today underscore once again the continuing grim reality that millions in our nation struggle at the economic margins. We call on Congress to immediately halt efforts to decimate programs that help people live lives of dignity and promise." Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Testifies on Poverty before Rep. Paul Ryan’s Committee

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK Executive Director, testified today before the House Budget Committee about government programs that address poverty. The committee is chaired by Representative Paul Ryan, whose 2012 budget proposals were criticized by NETWORK and NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” because they included heavy cuts to vital programs that help people at the economic margins. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Response to Pres. Obama’s Speech on the Economy

President Obama was exactly right when he said that “this growing inequality is not just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.” It also does not reflect true American values. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Food Stamp Cuts

Both the House and the Senate Agriculture Committees are making wrong-hearted decisions as they each mark up a farm bill with significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Congressional Sequester Priorities

The Senate and House have voted in record time to change the sequester rules so that those with enough money to travel by air are spared the inconvenience of delayed flights. Meanwhile, children are being denied Head Start services, families are denied access to affordable housing, and financial help for people who are long-term unemployed is shrinking – all because of sequestration. These two recent votes are a shameful example of upside-down priorities. Read more