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Rep. Ryan’s Budget proposal approved by the House of Representatives

The Budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (H.Con.Res. 12) passed the House on March 29 and is now being concretized in actions by the Appropriations Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. Read more

Blog: We Prayed for Economic Justice

Sep 19, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On September 14, Faithful Reform in Healthcare sponsored a telephone Prayer Vigil for the Nation, led by five nationally renowned faith leaders. Read more

Blog: Understanding the Budget Work of the "Super Committee"

Aug 31, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

The “Super Committee” will be meeting to craft a deal for 2014 and beyond. Read more

Blog: Votes Just Aren’t There?

Jun 30, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Mr. Boehner, will blocking the vote to avoid default – for the sake of continuing huge tax loopholes for businesses and tax benefits for the wealthiest among us - really play well in the voting booth? Read more

More Radical Budgets!

In addition to the devastating Ryan budget (H Con Res 34) for FY2012, at least two other budget proposals will likely come to a vote in the Senate – as early as today, 5/25/11. Read more

Blog: A Destructive Line in the Sand

May 25, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

“Revenue-positive” tax policies are necessary if we are to truly reduce annual deficits and the resultant borrowing.  Read more

Blog: Granted, the Nation’s Checkbook is a Mess

Mar 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

However, current actions to clean it up are placing responsibility for balancing the budget on the backs of those who are not responsible for the imbalance -- and those actions cannot cut enough to make a dent in the mess.  Read more

A Review of Budget Challenges Faced by Congress

With the U.S federal budget playing a leading role in newscasts and newspaper headlines and with the government facing unprecedented budget challenges, NETWORK provides this short resource as an overview of our major fiscal challenges. Read more

Blog: Stop the Safety Net Cuts!

Feb 25, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

To protect those who are poor and vulnerable from atrocious budget cuts contained in H.R 1, which passed in the House on February 19, we must be aware of how these cuts translate into a loss of safety net programs and services. Read more

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