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Press Advisory: NETWORK Presents Congressional Briefing on Pope Francis in Preparation for President Obama’s Visit

PRESS ADVISORY
FOR RELEASE: March 21, 2014                                              
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Blog: Safer Deportation Practices

Mar 14, 2014 | By Laura Peralta-Schulte, NETWORK Lobbyist

I was so pleased last night when the President announced he has asked for a review of the administration’s enforcement policies for immigration laws to see if it can be done “more humanely within the confines of the law.” The president stated “his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system.” Amen.

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Immigration Reform -- Update on What Is Happening in Congress

Leading up to and immediately after the 2012 election, it was clear that immigration reform was a bipartisan priority for 2013. When the Senate passed the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” in June with an unprecedented vote of 68-32, activists and lawmakers alike were hopeful that Speaker Boehner and House leadership would follow suit to fix what is mutually agreed upon as a broken system. Unfortunately, Speaker Boehner has been adamant the House would not vote on a Senate-passed measure and would instead produce its own legislation.

Blog: Does the "Clean" Debt Ceiling Vote Augur Well for a More Effective Congress this Year?

Feb 18, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

On February 11, 2014, many witnessed a rarity in the House – a "clean" debt ceiling bill passed on a vote of 221 to 201. And on February 12, the Senate followed suit on a party-line vote of 55 to 43. These votes lift the U.S. Treasury's borrowing authority until March 2015, postponing the next showdown until after November's midterm elections.

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2014: NETWORK's Year of Living Out Joy of the Gospel

In 2014, NETWORK invites you to live out Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium - Joy of the Gospel. Read more

Your Voice is Needed: Take Action This August!

August recess is coming up--  it's the perfect time for you to visit your Representative while they are at home!  Read more

Press Advisory: NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” to Conduct Congressional Briefing

On Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 PM, Sister Simone Campbell and other members of NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” campaign will brief Members of Congress, congressional staffers and guests on the need for quick action on immigration reform. All are welcome. Read more

The House Must Move Forward on Immigration Reform

As people of faith, we need to let our Representatives, whether they are Republican or Democrat, know that we expect them to move forward with a solution to fixing our nation's broken immigration system.

Legislative Update

Update on current issues in Congress Read more

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