Economic Justice

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

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Signed into Law!

NETWORK is pleased to announce that the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, S. 3307, passed in the House of Representatives on December 2, 2010, and was signed into law on December 13. Read more

Blog: Unemployment and Tax Compromise - Where Is the Outrage?

Dec 08, 2010 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Last week, some members of Congress threatened to stall any further legislation (legislation that is crucial for the government to function smoothly) so tax breaks could be secured for the richest Americans.   Read more

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is intended to affect high-income individuals who use multiple deductions to greatly reduce or eliminate their liability under the regular income tax system. Read more

Blog: Scarring Effects of Unemployment

Nov 23, 2010 | By Casey Schoeneberger

There is nothing quite as jarring as the blunt assertion that our nation’s children are in serious trouble. Read more

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