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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 »

Bread for the World Congratulates 2013 World Food Prize Laureates

Washington, DC, June 20, 2013 – At the U.S. Department of State yesterday, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize, announced that Marc Van Montagu of Belgium, and Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert T. Fraley of the United States will be this year’s World Food Prize recipients. The award is presented annually to individuals whose work improves the quality, quantity, or availability of food. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Vote “NO” on House Version of Farm Bill, Lauds the President’s Leadership

Washington, DC, June 20, 2013 – Yesterday, the House of Representatives began considering its version of the farm bill (H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013), which includes more than $20 billion in cuts to SNAP (formally food stamps) and $2.5 billion in cuts to international food aid programs. Bread for the World encourages its members to urge their representatives to vote “No” on this version of the bill. Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Farm Bill and Food

Washington, DC, June 19, 2013 – EDITOR: Thanks to Rep. Jared Huffman for speaking out in opposition to cuts to SNAP (food stamps) in the House Farm Bill and for translating his words into deeds by trying to live on the average benefit of $4.50 a day (“GOP's extreme austerity diet,” Close to Home, Tuesday). Read more »

House Resolution Highlights the Importance of United States Leadership to Scaling Up Nutrition

Washington, DC, June 17, 2013 – This statement is delivered on behalf of the following organizations: Bread for the World, ChildFund International, International Medical Corps, RESULTS, Save the Children, and World Food Program USA. Read more »

Senate Approves Drastic Cuts to SNAP

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Yesterday, the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, which included $4.1 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program). Read more »

Why immigrants emigrate: U.S. foreign assistance and migration policy

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – This month the United States Senate will begin debate on what would be the most far-reaching reforms to U.S. immigration policy in 50 years. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in May on a vote of 13-5. The bipartisan support in committee has given the proposal momentum as the full Senate takes up the bill. Read more »

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Last year, the Senate approved a major piece of agricultural policy, commonly known as the "Farm Bill," only to see it die in the Republican-led House. This year, legislators are at it again. Read more »

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