On Feb. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a government appropriations bill to cover federal spending until September 30, 2011. Amongst other cuts, the bill would cut financial support for cut funding for poverty-focused international assistance programs by 26%.
Please see the action alert from Catholics Confront Global Poverty, an initiative of Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, asking your prayerful consideration of this cut to our U.S. senators: Tell your Senators: Don’t Balance the Budget on the Backs of Poor People
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