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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC, December 24, 2012 – Bread for the World is disappointed by the breakdown in budget negotiations at the end of last week.
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).
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.
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.
Washington, DC, December 6, 2012 – Bread for the World commends the Obama deficit reduction proposal for apparently avoiding cuts to programs for hungry and poor people, but criticizes both the Obama and Boehner proposals for failing to include the principle that deficit reduction should not increase poverty.
Washington, DC, November 19, 2012 – A new report issued today by the Bread for the World Institute reveals the extraordinary progress many countries around the world have made in achieving the development goals they agreed to 12 years ago. However, programs that support these efforts could be derailed, depending on the outcome of ongoing U.S. negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The United States is the largest provider of poverty-focused development assistance programs in absolute terms. These effective programs are at risk in these negotiations.