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Bread for the World Applauds President Obama’s Remarks on Ending Economic Injustice

Washington, DC, August 30, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds President Obama’s Aug. 28 speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The president called on Americans to work together to end economic injustice. Read more »

Food Assistance Bill Sends a Distressing Message

Washington, DC, August 2, 2013 – The House is drafting a food stamp bill that aims to drastically cut SNAP and risk the economic recovery of the country. This cut would substantially increase the suffering of 47 million Americans who depend on SNAP to keep hunger at bay. Read more »

Bread for the World Slams House Version of State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC, July 26, 2013 – The House is drafting a version of the 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that drastically cuts multilateral and development assistance programs, leaving millions without food and jeopardizing global economic recovery. Read more »

Christian Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Reaffirm Their Commitment to a Circle of Protection

Washington, DC, July 18, 2013 – With Congress planning to recess on Aug. 5 before addressing budget sequestration, more than 5,000 Christian leaders called on lawmakers to make hungry and poor people a priority as they consider our nation’s fiscal challenges. The pastoral letter was initiated by the Circle of Protection, an alliance of Christian leaders who have met with key members of both parties. Read more »

Bread for the World Reacts to House Vote on Splitting the Farm Bill

Washington, DC, July 11, 2013 – Bread for the World is deeply disappointed by Congress’ decision on splitting the farm bill this afternoon. The move will hurt hungry and poor people by cutting international food aid and threatening SNAP. Read more »

Rubio, Poe Introduce Bills to Improve Foreign Aid Through Greater Transparency and Accountability

Washington, DC, July 10, 2013 – Bread for the World strongly supports the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013 (H.R. 2638/S. 1271), introduced today by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Read more »

President’s Trip to Africa Signifies Increased U.S. Commitment

Washington, DC, June 28, 2013 – Bread for the World commends President Barack Obama for comments made during his trip to Senegal today, reinforcing the United States’ commitment to food security, economic growth, and investing in the next generation of leaders in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more »

Senate Passes Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Washington, DC, June 27, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan immigration reform bill (S. 744) today, with a vote tally of 68 to 32. The bill includes significant amendments that will help to decrease hunger. Read more »

House rejects farm bill; Catholic advocates had called for fairness

Washington, DC, June 21, 2013 – The House of Representatives on Thursday voted down the farm bill 234-195.Catholic leaders had urged Catholics nationwide to call their representatives in the House and ask for a farm bill that does not make deep cuts into food assistance programs both here and abroad. Read more »

House Farm Bill Fails, SNAP and Food Aid Remain Intact for Now

Washington, DC, June 20, 2013 – The House of Representatives failed to pass its version of the farm bill (H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013) today, which includes more than $20 billion in cuts to SNAP (formally food stamps) and $2.5 billion in cuts to international food aid programs. Read more »

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