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Bread for the World Participates in Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Washington, DC, August 15, 2014 – Bread for the World is pleased to host Fouzia Dahir from northern Kenya, who is participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Read more »

Bishop Jose Garcia Joins Bread for the World

Washington, DC, August 14, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes Bishop Jose Garcia as the new director of church relations. Garcia succeeds Rev. Gary Cook, who retired in February from the position. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Redoubling of Efforts to End Hunger in Africa

Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 – As Africa's leaders gather for the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit., Aug. 4-6, Bread for the World urges the administration, Congress, and Africa's leaders to redouble their efforts to end hunger around the world. Read more »

House Pulls Perfunctory Legislation for Emergency Aid for Unaccompanied Children from House Floor

Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 – Today, Republican leadership in the House of Representatives postponed a scheduled vote on H.R. 5230, a supplemental funding bill aimed at providing emergency aid for the unaccompanied children crisis. Unlike its Senate counterpart, S.2648, the House bill does little to address the root causes of migration, allocating only $40 million to repatriation efforts, while ignoring other vital programs shown to lessen push factors like hunger, poverty, and violence that force children to flee. Read more »

Emergency Aid for Unaccompanied Children Should Address Root Causes

Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 – Yesterday a procedural vote of 63-33 in favor of S.2648 brought the bill to the Senate floor for debate. Bread for the World supports S. 2648, as it includes $300 million for the State Department to help address the root causes, such as hunger, poverty, and violence, that are driving these children and their families to flee their countries and make the perilous journey to the United States and other countries in the region. Read more »

Bread for the World Disappointed with House Child Tax Credit Bill

Washington, DC, July 25, 2014 – Bread for the World is disappointed with the House’s passage of the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act. The House of Representatives voted 237 to 173 in favor of H.R. 4935 today. It gives wealthier families extended child tax credit (CTC) benefits while cutting the credit for lower-income working families. The bill also requires parents to use a Social Security number rather than an individual taxpayer identification number to claim the credit. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges House to Reject Bill that Threatens to Increase Child Poverty

Washington, DC, July 24, 2014 – Bread for the World urges the House of Representatives to not pass a bill that would increase child poverty. Deemed a “reverse Robin Hood bill,” H.R. 4935 threatens to take child tax credit (CTC) benefits from lower-income working families to give to wealthier families. Read more »

Bread for the World Encouraged by Paul Ryan’s Plan for Poverty

Washington, DC, July 24, 2014 – Bread for the World is encouraged by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) new proposal to reduce poverty and increase upward mobility in the United States. Read more »

Bread for the World Welcomes Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

Washington, DC, July 18, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith as the new associate for national African-American church engagement. Walker-Smith succeeds Bishop Don DiXon Williams, who announced his retirement this spring after 26 years with the organization. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Lawmakers to Look at Forces Driving Unauthorized Migration

Washington, DC, July 8, 2014 – Bread for the World urges lawmakers to look closer at push factors of unauthorized migration and ways U.S. policy can address those drivers. Read more »

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