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Legislative Update

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Congress: It's Your Responsibility Now

We must pressure our legislators to live up to the demands of the Budget Control Act. The Super Committee couldn’t do it, but that doesn’t mean we should allow the goals of the sequestration to get lost. Read more

Super Committee Failure

Despite multiple deficit reduction proposals being tossed back and forth, the Super Committee was unable to agree on one plan to balance the government’s books. Read more

What Should I Know about the Super Committee?

On August 2, 2011, Congress created the Budget Control Act of 2011. Under this act, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives, commonly referred to as the “Super Committee,” was delegated the task of addressing our nation’s budget deficit. Click on the link above to learn more about their work and who makes up the committee. Read more

Blog: No Presidential Plan???

Aug 05, 2011 | By Marge Clarke, BVM

In “Where’s Your Budget, Mr. President,” (Wall Street Journal, 8/3/11) House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan wrote that President Obama had failed to present any plan to deal with the long-term debt and deficit.  This is only one of the untruths in his article. 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

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: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11). 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

Blog: House Budget Resolution a Dead End for Hardworking Families

Apr 28, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

The recent Republican House Budget Resolution (H Con Res 34), passed entirely with  House Republican support (235-193), is the greatest attack on safety-net protections the American people have seen in decades. Read more

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