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Economic Justice

Sister Simone Campbell Speaks to Congress about Poverty

On July 31, Sister Simone Campbell testified about poverty before the House Budget Committee, chaired by Representative Paul Ryan. Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Testifies on Poverty before Rep. Paul Ryan’s Committee

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK Executive Director, testified today before the House Budget Committee about government programs that address poverty. The committee is chaired by Representative Paul Ryan, whose 2012 budget proposals were criticized by NETWORK and NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” because they included heavy cuts to vital programs that help people at the economic margins. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Response to Pres. Obama’s Speech on the Economy

President Obama was exactly right when he said that “this growing inequality is not just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.” It also does not reflect true American values. Read more

Raising the Minimum Wage—a Clear Matter of Economic Justice

Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law a bill that altered the course of American industry and labor—the Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FSLA). Read more

Blog: The Farm Bill Vote

Jun 25, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week, the House of Representatives surprised itself and others by voting down the Farm Bill. The House version of the Farm Bill proposed cutting food stamps (SNAP) by $2 billion per year over the next ten years. So, voting it down was a good thing.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Food Stamp Cuts

Both the House and the Senate Agriculture Committees are making wrong-hearted decisions as they each mark up a farm bill with significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Congressional Sequester Priorities

The Senate and House have voted in record time to change the sequester rules so that those with enough money to travel by air are spared the inconvenience of delayed flights. Meanwhile, children are being denied Head Start services, families are denied access to affordable housing, and financial help for people who are long-term unemployed is shrinking – all because of sequestration. These two recent votes are a shameful example of upside-down priorities. Read more

Nuns on the Bus-Texas Style!

 In Austin on April 17 Read more

President Obama’s FY2014 Budget Proposal

Our initial response. As with other proposals, we have some concerns.  Read more

Senate Budget Committee Budget Proposal

On March 13, Senator Patty Murray released the budget plan prepared by the Senate Budget Committee. It presents a balanced approach to moving our nation forward to a future that is economically and physically healthy. Read more

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