Economic Justice

Blog: NETWORK Briefing a Successful Contribution to the TANF Conversation

Jul 20, 2010 | By Amy Johnson, Emerson Hunger Fellow

Yesterday, NETWORK hosted a briefing on the release of our report, TANF Tested: the Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession. Read more

Financial Reform: Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (H.R. 4173)

Under this new law, large banks will have a new overseer agency within the Federal Reserve, and new guidelines will be devised. The bill is very large, attempting to prevent as many loopholes as could be foreseen. Read more

Blog: Measuring Economic Security

Jul 20, 2010 | By Amy Johnson, Emerson Hunger Fellow

As is common knowledge, our current measures of poverty are woefully problematic at providing an accurate understanding of the financial struggles faced by many Americans. In an effort to provide one more accurate measure of instability, the Rockefeller Foundation has designed the Economic Security Index (ESI). Read more

Catholic Social Justice Lobby Releases New Data on Poverty during the Economic Downturn

Washington DC: NETWORK today released its new report on how people in poverty have been affected by the recession and high unemployment.   Read more

NETWORK Briefing on Our New Report - "TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession"

Learn about how people in extreme poverty are affected by the current economic downturn. Read more

2010 Issue Referendum Results

NETWORK has always been a multi-issue lobby, which is often a challenge for us, given the breadth of social justice issues and our limited resources. In June 2010, we surveyed our members (and some potential members) to help us set our priorities for the 112th Congress (2011-2012). Read more

The Public Health Trade Advisory Committee Act

Introduced by Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) on May 6, 2009, H.R. 2293 – The Public Health Trade Advisory Committee Act – amends the Trade Act of 1974 to include formal and effective public health representation in the Federal Trade Advisory Committee System, and to improve transparency and accountability in the system generally. Read more

Blog: “Mortgage Assistance” “Middle Class Tax Cuts” “Unemployment” “Deficit” “Budget Constraint”

Jul 08, 2010 | By Marge Clark, BVM

We read these in the daily papers, and hear them on the evening news. Politicians hoping for election or reelection in November talk about them. And, they are important to discuss.  Read more

How Well Do Two Child Nutrition Bills Address Children's Needs?

Both the House and Senate have introduced legislation that will reauthorize vital child nutrition programs that are set to expire at the end of September. Read more

H.R. 4213 American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 - Action Needed!

H.R. 4213 is needed to create jobs and patch a few of the strands in our badly torn safety net during this time of high unemployment. Read more