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Bread for the World Celebrates State of the Union Address for Sparking New Debate about Opportunity

Washington, DC, February 13, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds the president’s State of the Union address and the Republican Party response for shifting the national debate from budget cuts to opportunity for everyone. Read more »

Cuts to Large Farm Subsidies Considered as Means to Avoid Sequester

Washington, DC, February 8, 2013 – Senate Democrats are crafting a proposal that would avoid automatic spending cuts to the federal budget through Sept.30, 2013. Read more »

Broad Immigration Reform Gains Traction; Hunger Rate Remains High Among Immigrants

Washington, DC, January 29, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged by bipartisan efforts in the Senate and by today’s statement from President Obama recognizing the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Immigrants have some of the highest food insecurity and poverty rates in the United States. Read more »

Bread for the World Institute Announces Launch of “Development Works” Resource

Washington, DC, January 14, 2013 – Bread for the World Institute has just released Development Works, a new resource highlighting the benefits of effective global development programs in the fight against hunger. Read more »

Fiscal Deal Minimizes Negative Impact on Poor People

Washington, DC, January 2, 2013 – Nearly 24 hours into 2013, Congress passed a last-minute deal to avoid sending the country over the fiscal cliff. Read more »

House to Vote on Foreign Aid Bill Today

Washington, DC, December 30, 2012 – Bread for the World applauds the vote on H.R. 3159, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012. Scheduled for 6.30 p.m. today, this bipartisan legislation is an important step towards better efficiency among U.S. foreign aid programs. Read more »

Now That the Political Posturing Is Over, It's Time to Compromise

Washington, DC, December 24, 2012 – Bread for the World is disappointed by the breakdown in budget negotiations at the end of last week. Read more »

Bread for the World Responds to Anticipated Vote on Plan B

Washington, DC, December 20, 2012 – Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann released the following statement today in advance of the House of Representatives’ approaching votes on H.J. Res 66 (also known as “Plan B”) and H.R. 6684 (the Spending Reduction Act of 2012). Read more »


Washington, DC, December 19, 2012 – As political leaders near a deal, religious leaders call for Republicans and Democrats to adhere to the basic moral principle of protecting programs that serve low-income people. Read more »

New Global Partnerships Act Aims to Modernize U.S. Foreign Assistance

Washington, DC, December 12, 2012 – The Global Partnerships Act of 2012 is the major rewrite of the Foreign Assistance Act originally passed in 1961 during Pres. John F. Kennedy’s term. Read more »

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