Rep. Bachus if a former Republican Representative from Alabama.

Spencer Bachus

Birmingham, Ala.
Former U.S. Representative from Alabama (Republican).

Former Chair, House Financial Services Committee. A champion for debt relief for poor countries, leading to substantial improvements in health and education and reduced world hunger. A lead advocate of historic bipartisan debt relief legislation approved by Congress in conjunction with Jubilee 2000. The Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over U.S. participation in the World Bank and regional development banks. Named Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business; Friend of the Taxpayer by Americans for Tax Reform; Friend of the Family by the Christian Coalition. Member, Congressional Advisory Committee, Faith and Politics Institute. Honorary Co-Chair, Bread Rising Committee. Southern Baptist.

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  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.


  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.


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