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Economic Justice

Toolkit: Medicaid Expansion

NETWORK invites all nuns, and we are all nuns, to form teams of activists for Medicaid expansion in your state. Read more

Blog: What Is Congress Doing With The Federal Budget?

May 15, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last Thursday (5.10.12) the House of Representatives took another whack at slashing the social safety net, ensuring that millions of members of our communities would go hungry, live on the streets, be in more crowded classrooms, be unable to work for lack of daycare, and become sicker as Medicaid funding would be more limited. Read more

Understanding the Current Budget Battles -- A Glossary

As Congress tackles urgent economic issues, a lot of jargon is being thrown around. Here is a basic guide to help explain some of the issues. Read more

We MUST Confront the Wealth Gap!

It is time to both "Mind" and "Mend" the wealth gap in our country! Read more

Economic Justice

Many Catholics today continue to be unaware of a simple sentence in the famous 1986 pastoral letter of the U.S. bishops, “Economic Justice for All,” which proclaimed that economic life is one of the “chief areas where we live out our faith, love our neighbor” and “fulfill God’s creative design.” (#6)

Blog: Much Bad Policy Lurking in the Final Spending Bill for FY 2015, Known as the “Cromnibus”

Dec 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein

The “Cromnibus” – a hybrid of a Continuing Resolution (CR), funding the Department of Homeland Security until the end of February 2015 (giving those opposed to the president’s executive order on immigration a chance to work their budgetary legerdemain), and 11 omnibus bills for the remainder of the government – is riddled with policy riders that should have been thoroughly debated openly and voted up or down during congressional sessions in FY 2014.

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Update on NETWORK’s Legislative Agenda

December 10, 2014

NETWORK continues to be strongly engaged in lobbying Congress during these last few days of the 113th Congress. At the same time, we are gearing up for new challenges in 2015. Here is a brief overview:

Blog: Update on Key Fiscal Issues for FY 2015 in This Lame Duck Session of Congress

Dec 08, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein

The two major fiscal issues requiring action in this lame-duck congressional session are the 55+ so-called “tax extender” breaks that expired in January 2014 and the passage of a federal budget for 2015. Regarding the latter, the Continuing Resolution (CR) passed in September expires on December 11, 2014.

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Sister Simone Campbell: Tax extender deal deserves veto

By Sister Simone Campbell - 12/01/14 06:50 PM EST

[Published in The Hill]

President Obama’s threat to veto Congress’s new pro-corporate tax deal is the right response. This deeply flawed agreement would permanently extend expensive tax breaks for business while ignoring tax credits for families living in or near poverty.

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