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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

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

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

Blog: SNAP -- A Program Constantly Under Threat

Oct 25, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

The program is always in threat of losing funding, and with the recession, we at NETWORK are more concerned than usual about protecting it. 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

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: 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

Blog: Increased Defense Budget? Doesn’t Sound Like a Good Idea.

Jun 22, 2011 | By Andi Hinnenkamp, NETWORK Intern

This week will begin the debate for the Department of Defense appropriations. Read more

A Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

By proposing this extreme change in the way our government functions, politicians are demonstrating that they are choosing to place their circle of protection around the richest Americans and corporate interests instead of around the safety and security of hardworking Americans.  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

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