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Food stamp stimulus over, 47M Americans have less for food

The food stamp stimulus President Obama implemented in 2009 has expired, cutting aid to 47 million Americans. On average, a family of four will get $36 less each month for food.
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The Voice of Russia on November 5, 2013

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House and Senate Farm Bills Set to Reform International Food Aid

The House of Representatives has voted 216-208 to approve its version of a farm bill, allowing both chambers of Congress to begin talks on a final version for the first time in a year. That could mean big changes to international food aid funding if a new farm bill gets approved later this summer.

Christianity Today on July 11, 2013

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Covering faith issues important

I wanted to thank the Erie Times-News for the article on the Bread for the World workshop ("Bread for the World to hold workshop," Erie Times-News, Feb. 23).

Erie Times-News on March 17, 2013

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A Plea to Prioritize Poverty Before and After the Election

Earlier this month, President Obama and Mitt Romney took a moment to directly address the high poverty rate in this country. In response to a request from my organization, Bread for the World, and other church groups, the presidential candidates released video statements in which each talked about how he would help hungry and poor people. They clearly have different priorities when it comes to spending and taxes, but both explicitly affirmed the general principle of maintaining a circle of protection around funding that serves the most vulnerable people.

National Journal on September 28, 2012

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PEPFAR's vital role in the fight against AIDS

To a large degree, the International AIDS Conference under way in Washington, DC, is a celebration of life. Yes, the deadly disease continues to loom over our world, with no known cure. But HIV/ AIDS is no longer a death sentence—for those who realize that they have the disease and have access to life saving medicines. After doctors began treating HIV with powerful combinations of antiretroviral drugs in 1996, life expectancies for those infected changed from months to a full, normal span.

The Hill on July 25, 2012

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Senior advocates fight cuts to nation’s nutrition assistance program

More than 5 million older Americans struggle to put food on the table and another 3.5 million are living in poverty, according to new analysis from Bread for the World, a Christian organization, and one of the country’s largest anti-hunger/anti-poverty advocacy groups.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting on May 14, 2012

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DAVID BECKMANN: Una ayuda m?s eficaz para Hait?

Mientras que la atenci?n durante los ?ltimos tres meses se ha centrado en los esfuerzos para ayudar a la recuperaci?n de Hait?, la reconstrucci?n a largo plazo y el desarrollo en la devastada isla ser?n una prueba para reformar el obsoleto sistema de asistencia internacional de Estados Unidos.

El Nuevo Herald on April 12, 2010

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Sen. Sherrod Brown is at forefront of ending hunger among children

As the health care debate continues, Sen. Sherrod Brown remembers that health starts with good nutrition, and that means providing enough food for the one in five Ohio children at risk of hunger.

Cleveland Plain Dealer on December 21, 2009

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Reauthorize program to help feed children

The Gazette?s Nov. 19 editorial, ?Putting food on the table,? highlighted the increase in U.S. food insecurity in 2008 but did not include the shocking data on the increase in childhood hunger. Nearly one in four U.S. children last year was food insecure, living in families who were unsure of how to provide their next meal.

The Gazette on November 26, 2009

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Urge passage of foreign aid bill

With all of the attention in Washington focused on health-care legislation, it is easy for the rest of the important work of our legislators to go unnoticed. However, Sen. Jim DeMint has an opportunity to influence legislation that would reform foreign aid and bring relief and opportunity to poor and hungry people around the world.

The Greenville News on November 15, 2009

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Support grows to retool foreign aid

Foreign assistance ? the use of U. S. dollars, know-how and leadership to help poor countries ? has been a necessary and effective tool of foreign policy since World War II.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution on October 9, 2009

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Foreign aid

I am writing regarding your recent editorial ?Work a little bit while Congress rests? (Aug. 10). This is a crucial time for gaining support for both the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009 (HR 2139) and the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 (S. 1524).

Baptist Standard on September 3, 2009

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Effective and efficient foreign assistance

In the midst of a debate over finding the best way to reform our domestic health care system, it's good to know that there's plenty of activity in Congress to make our Foreign Assistance more efficient and effective.

Xenia Daily Gazette on September 1, 2009

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Don't drop the global

While our own economic crisis and such things as health-care reform understandably occupy our attention, we must never forget the wider global needs, such as combating hunger, which often have very direct influence on our more local problems.

Santa Fe New Mexican on August 23, 2009

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Foreign aid is important

In a letter to the editor in Sunday's Washington Post, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., expressed concern for inefficiency and lack of coordination in American foreign assistance programs.

Frederick News-Post on August 22, 2009

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Work a little bit while Congress rests

While our emissaries to Washington take a vacation, you and I can do a little work that could improve the lives of millions of people all over the world.

Baptist Standard on August 7, 2009

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Ayudando a nuestros vecinos

Quiero referirme a su publicaci?n de julio 30/09 "Ayudando a nuestros vecinos" del Dr. David Beckman.

La Opinion on August 3, 2009

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Helping Our Neighbors At Home and Abroad

In Chinandega, Nicaragua, widow Nubia Baca has built up a 60-head dairy ranch and a profitable cheese-making business. She now employs six men at her ranch and three women.

La Opinion on July 30, 2009

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Why African Americans Should Care About Foreign Assistance Reform

During President Barack Obama?s recent trip to Ghana, he advised Africans to take responsibility for their destiny and stand up against corruption. In turn, African leaders urged the Obama administration to strengthen and improve U.S. foreign assistance.

blackcommentator.com on July 30, 2009

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American foreign aid needs reform

There is a vital piece of legislation currently in Congress on foreign assistance called Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act, making better use of our taxpayer money. President Kennedy implemented the Foreign Assistance Act in 1961.

Springfield News-Leader on July 15, 2009

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