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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:

Blog: March 26 Update on the Battle to Pass FY 2016 Budget in Congress

Mar 26, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a budget. The version that ultimately passed by a vote of 228 to 199, had been dubbed “Price 2” after House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA). Seventeen Republicans opposed it along with all Democrats. No bipartisanship there.

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Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Republican Budget Proposal

FOR RELEASE: March 19, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Washington DC: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, today issued the following statement:

Blog: Affordable Housing for People with Very Low Incomes Practically Nonexistent

Mar 13, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

My colleague here at NETWORK, Sister Marge Clark, in a blog at this site on March 2, drew attention to the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) and some recent attacks on the fund itself. A research report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), entitled “Affordable Housing Is Nowhere to Be Found for Millions,” released the week of March 9, highlights the acute need for the NHTF.

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