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Blog: Praying Together for Economic Justice

Sep 12, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Clearly, it is time for prayer and moral discernment! Join people of faith all over our country as five religious leaders offer reflections and prayers, including our own Sister Simone Campbell, SSS. Read more

Blog: The Deal and Appropriations

Aug 01, 2011 | By Marge Clarke, BVM

The “debt clock” must have been at 21:58 with minutes clicking on, when the leadership came to a deal . . . Good to have a deal – better if it is passed in both chambers this afternoon.  But, the work is not screeching to a halt! Read more

The Debt Deal to Avoid Default

We are still discovering the details of “the DEAL” to raise the debt ceiling. It is emerging that it is a mix of good news/bad news. There is something for everyone to hate. Progressives and Conservatives are likely to be unified in their dislike of the compromise. (Some say that evidences a good compromise.) Read more

Blog: Budget/Debt Impasse a Time for Prayer and Action

Jul 26, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Last night, President Obama and Speaker Boehner addressed the nation about the current impasse. A native Washingtonian, I have lived around political discord all my life. I have never seen it uglier. Read more

NETWORK's Executive Director Discusses Federal Budget on PBS

Sister Simone Campbell appeared on the PBS show Religion & Ethics Newsweekly over the Fourth of July weekend. Read more

Blog: Democratic Plan

Jun 30, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Early Thursday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) laid out the Democrats’ plan to simultaneously work towards deficit reduction and promote job growth. Read more

Blog: A Fair Way to Address the Debt?

Jun 28, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Over the last several weeks, the Biden group has made progress in coming to a plan to avoid defaulting on the debt. But all the compromises have been in increasing the number and amount of areas to be cut. Read more

Nutrition Programs for Children and Seniors Threatened

The House of Representatives is voting on H.R. 2112 – Agriculture Appropriations for 2012. Some provisions would reduce access to food for members of our communities who are living in poverty – particularly children and the elderly. Read more

YES on a “Clean” Debt Limit Bill

Tell your representative to vote “YES” on a “clean” bill to prevent default on borrowing and bills. 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

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