Bread for the World Reacts to Congressional Budget Deal
Washington, DC, April 12, 2011
Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann issued the following statement today regarding the fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011) budget deal that was negotiated last week by Congress:
“I thank God that the final FY 2011 budget agreement protected some programs that affect hungry and poor people. However, I am concerned that other important programs are more vulnerable to future cuts. While the negotiators have fended off the worst cuts in this year’s budget, these cuts will still hurt people who can least afford it—while doing little to address our deficits.
“This budget deal sets the stage for the difficult negotiations for the FY 2012 budget and the debt ceiling, which I hope will be achieved in a responsible and bipartisan manner. In these negotiations, I call on all people to help create a circle of protection around programs that are essential to the most vulnerable among us.”
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
Kristen Y. Archer, Acting Manager for Media Relations, 202-688-1118