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Washington, D.C. – This statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:
“We thank God for this victory. The Senate has decided against deep cuts to Medicaid and against taking health insurance away from tens of millions of people. Each of the healthcare bills that the Senate considered would have increased hunger, poverty, and disease in our country.
“What John McCain said as he returned from surgery points the way forward – bipartisan discussion and compromise. That’s the way forward on health care, tax reform, and appropriations.
“It’s time for congressional Republicans to move the nation forward through bipartisan discussion and compromise.
“We thank all the Bread for the World members who met with their members of Congress or contacted them through calls, personal emails, and letters. We also especially thank Sens. Collins and Murkowski for their courageous votes.”
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Climate change threatens the traditions and lifestyles of Indigenous people.
While climate change impacts everyone, regardless of race, policies and practices around climate have historically discriminated against and excluded people of color.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.