Economic Justice

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

Blog: As the 112th Congress Opens

Jan 12, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Reflection on the first week of the 112th Congress is particularly difficult. The events of the week have tossed emotions across uneven seas.  Read more

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Fri, 2011-03-25 04:00 - Sun, 2011-03-27 04:00

Come to Washington DC for the annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference and lobby day.

Tax Bill Clears the Senate and House

The tax package negotiated by the White House and Republican leaders passed the Senate on a 81-19 vote on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The House also approved it late in the night of the following day (277 to 148, with 112 Democrats and 36 Republicans voting "no"). It was then sent to President Obama for his signature. Read more

Senate Votes on Tax Bill

The Senate voted on December 13 to go forward with the bill that will extend the time during which long-term unemployed workers may apply for extended unemployment benefits. The bill also extends many tax benefits to low- and middle-income households, including the CTC and EITC refundable tax credits. A “holiday” from payment of a portion of the Payroll Tax will also be helpful to most taxpayers. Read more

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