Washington, DC, August 2, 2012 – This week, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Economic Growth and Development Act (H.R. 6178/S.3495) to strengthen alignment and coordination between U.S. development programs and the private sector.
Washington, DC, August 1, 2012 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, joined other national Christian leaders today in urging Congress to continue the current Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) benefit levels.
Washington, DC, July 30, 2012 – The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) disaster relief bill that includes a one-year extension of the farm bill. The bill offsets disaster payments with cuts to direct payments and protects funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and international food aid.
Washington, DC, July 27, 2012 – Bread for the World joined representatives from Church Women United to thank Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her work with the 1,000 Days movement. The organizations delivered a petition featuring over 5,000 signatures to Jonathan Shrier, Special Representative for Food Security, to present to Secretary Clinton.
Faithful Tax Policy Action Guide Urges Lawmakers to Consider Tax Revenues in Deficit Reduction Efforts
Washington, DC, July 25, 2012 – Bread for the World now features a new Faithful Tax Policy action guide. The resource combines Bread’s specific public policy recommendations with underlying biblical principles.
Bread for the World Offers New Online Resources to Help Christians Make an Impact During Election Season
Washington, DC, July 24, 2012 – Bread for the World released new election resources to help shape candidates’ agendas during election season. The new Elections 2012 page features tools to help Christians make informed decisions and elevate hunger and poverty as priorities as the 2012 election approaches.
Washington, DC, July 17, 2012 – Muslims are being called to put their compassion to work and learn more about global hunger during Ramadan−a specially designated month during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. A network of organizations led by the Alliance to End Hunger and Islamic Relief USA have joined resources to publish the Ramadan Action Guide.
Washington, DC, July 12, 2012 – The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the farm bill with more than $35 billion in cuts to food and farm programs. The bill−the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act−passed out of committee with a vote of 35 to 11. It slashes more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program) and could have a devastating impact on nearly 3 million recipients.
Washington, DC, July 5, 2012 – Today, Bread for the World, Asbury Theological Seminary of Wilmore, KY, and Eastern University of St. Davids, PA, announced the release of a new online curriculum on global poverty and foreign assistance for evangelical Christian seminaries and colleges.
Washington, DC, June 21, 2012 – The Senate today passed its version of the farm bill, which included $4.5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program). The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S.3240) could impact 500,000 families and would reduce monthly SNAP benefits by $90. It was passed with 64 yes votes and 35 no votes.