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Bread: August 2014 e-Newsletter

August 2014 e-Newsletter

2014: A Complex Year of Legislation So Far, but Bread Presses Forward

Early this year, Congress finally agreed on a budget/appropriations package and passed the long-debated farm bill. Both of these major pieces of legislation included cuts to anti-poverty programs, but total cuts to federal anti-poverty programs since 2011 have come to less than three percent of what the House of Representatives has been seeking. Funding for poverty-focused international development assistance has actually increased over the last several years. Read more »

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