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Press Release: Religious Leaders Brief Congressional Staffers on “Faithful” Federal Budget

Press Release
FOR RELEASE: April 28, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Do House and Senate Budgets Proposals Reflect "Faithful Budget" Principles?

Apr 28, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

It is intriguing to review the messages of the Faithful Budget to our nation’s leaders in light of the House and Senate budgets for FY 2016 released last month. Recall that the “Faithful Budget” requests them to craft a federal budget that

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Blog: Inequality and the Estate Tax

Apr 17, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

On April 16, the House voted (H.R. 1105) to repeal the estate tax. The vote (240-179) broke down largely on partisan lines. NETWORK actively opposed the bill.

Background

An estate may consist of property, stocks or any combination of assets that a person owns. The Center for Effective Government (CEG), in an April 15 article, calls this move “alarming.”

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Press Release: NETWORK Opposes New Trade Proposal

FOR RELEASE: April 17, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Blog: Update on Senate Budget Proposal

Apr 15, 2015 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The Senate Budget Proposal passed just before members left for their two-week Passover/Easter Recess. Although much of this proposal, as well as the one passed by the House, is devastating to people of low- or middle-income, there are some bright spots in amendments that were approved with votes from both parties. These are nonbinding, but there is hope they might be included in the final Joint Budget Resolution and be brought to reality through appropriations. They include items that NETWORK has been working on:

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Press Release: On April 15, NETWORK Celebrates #TaxpayerPride Day!

FOR RELEASE: April 15, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Blog: Fair Tax System for a Faithful Budget

Apr 13, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

Unfortunately, both the Senate and the House have proposed budgets for Fiscal Year 2016 that would drastically cut critical programs that have successfully helped people survive and move out of dire poverty—programs like Medicaid, food stamps (now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP), low-income tax credits and, of course, the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Blog: Update on the Minimum Wage around the Nation

Apr 13, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) are prepared to introduce a federal minimum wage (MW) bill in both the Senate and House that would attempt to raise the current MW in five steps to $12 per hour, gradually eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers, and index those wages to the median wage (not the rate of inflation).

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Press Release: NETWORK Responds to House and Senate Budget Votes

FOR RELEASE: March 27, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Washington DC: Today, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, issued the following statement in response to this week’s House and Senate votes on the federal budget:

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