January 18, 2018

What Should Be Included in a Continuing Resolution

U.S. Capitol Building. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Washington, D.C.– As Congress considers passing another short-term deal to keep the government open, Bread for the World today urged lawmakers to address four issues that have a significant impact on people who struggle with hunger and poverty.

Bread believes that any continuing resolution passed by Congress must:

Increase funding for non-military programs

  • Programs such as Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), nutrition assistance for low-income seniors, and international assistance are just a few of examples of the many programs that could face significant cuts without sequester relief.

Enact bipartisan legislation that provides Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship and keeps immigrant families together. 

  • Bread is encouraged by the recent bipartisan proposals in both the House and the Senate. Leaving DACA recipients and other Dreamers in limbo violates our nation’s values. Providing them with a pathway to citizenship would allow these young people to move forward with their lives and get better jobs.

Fully fund and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • Young children in every state in America rely on the CHIP for their health care, and millions of children could begin to lose their health care coverage as early as this month. No family should have to worry about how their children will get needed health care.

Provide disaster relief for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, Florida, and California.

  • We are especially concerned about the continued suffering endured by Puerto Rico.

“We pray that our nation’s leaders can reach an agreement and approve these four measures,” Beckmann said.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “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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  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

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