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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 »

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 »

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 »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Address Push Factors of Immigration, Not Border Security

Washington, DC, July 1, 2014 – Bread for the World urges lawmakers to address push factors of undocumented migration to the United States over border security in light of President Obama’s promise to move forward with executive action on immigration reform yesterday. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Presbyterians for Efforts to Increase Maternal and Child Nutrition

Washington, DC, June 25, 2014 – In a resolution to its governing body, the denomination voted to uphold and advocate for nutrition for women and children during the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday. Read more »

Bread for the World Celebrates Food-Aid Reform Victory

Washington, DC, June 12, 2014 – Bread for the World applauds yesterday’s passage of a House spending bill amendment related to food-aid reform. The passage of the amendment is a victory in Bread’s efforts to urge Congress to reform U.S. food-aid programs and signals continued bipartisan support for reform of these programs. Read more »

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