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Economic Justice

A Review of Budget Challenges Faced by Congress

With the U.S federal budget playing a leading role in newscasts and newspaper headlines and with the government facing unprecedented budget challenges, NETWORK provides this short resource as an overview of our major fiscal challenges. Read more

Blog: Stop the Safety Net Cuts!

Feb 25, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

To protect those who are poor and vulnerable from atrocious budget cuts contained in H.R 1, which passed in the House on February 19, we must be aware of how these cuts translate into a loss of safety net programs and services. Read more

NETWORK Responds to FY 2011 Budget Cut Proposals

NETWORK is currently working with other participants in the Strengthening America’s Values and Economy for All (SAVE for All) campaign to prevent budget cuts that would harm vulnerable people. Read more

Blog: Elephant Economics

Feb 14, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

Every time I see an article about the debt limit increase or the budget fights, I have to take a few deep breaths to calm down. To put it bluntly, this national conversation is stressing me out. So I decided to learn more background information about economics. Read more

Concern About Potential Budget Cuts in Congress

On January 25, H.R 38 passed in the House, allowing official spending allocations to be curtailed at 2008 levels for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. Read more

NETWORK's Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

This response pays particular attention to statements he made that are directly related to NETWORK’s 2011-2012 issue agenda. We were encouraged by much of what he had to say, but we also found some gaps. Read more

Our 2011-2012 Issue Agenda

We present our current issue priorities for the 112th Congress. Read more

Blog: The Debt Limit Debate

Jan 19, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

As the 112th Congress gets into full swing, Republicans are positioning themselves to fight for unprecedented cuts in non-security discretionary spending in exchange for their votes to raise the debt limit. Read more

National Housing Trust Fund

NETWORK has a long history of support for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), which would provide a reliable source of funding for construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of (mostly) rental units for very-low and extremely low-income households.  Read more

2010 Voting Record for Congress

See how your legislators voted on important social justice issues. Read more

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