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February 11, 2007

In critical domestic programs, the President’s budget makes the following cuts:

Nutrition - Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Would terminate food assistance to 440,000 low-income seniors in an average month Energy Assistance: Despite recent increases in the cost of heating, energy...

February 9, 2007

God's Mission in the World, a study guide on global poverty and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) produced jointly between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is now available to purchase and can be ordered from Episcopal Books and Resources online or by...

February 6, 2007

Legislative Update The 110th Congress has kept a breakneck pace since it began January 4th. Thank you for responding to our EPPN alerts - this is an update on those issues:

Minimum Wage: Thanks to dedicated advocates like you Congress has now, for the first time in more than 10 years,...

January 16, 2007

The Avian flu virus first appeared among humans in rural Asia, where it spread from infected birds to people, affecting several hundred. If this virus were to change its genetic structure and mutate, it could be transmitted not only from birds to humans, but also from one human to another. In...

January 9, 2007

* UPDATE (1/11/2007): The Stem Cell Enhancement Act of 2007 passed the House this afternoon 253 to 174 falling just 37 votes short of what it would take to override the President’s promised veto. Now the legislation heads to the Senate and your voice is as important as ever as we shoot for a...

January 9, 2007

Members The United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

Members The US House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

Dear Members of Congress: We, the 522 undersigned patient advocacy groups, health organizations, research universities, scientific societies, religious groups and...

January 7, 2007

In the four years since Congress and the President made a historic commitment to fight AIDS abroad, U.S. leadership has brought hope and healing to millions of people around the world. Treatment rates in Africa have increased eightfold, with 50,000 new people being introduced to treatment each...

January 2, 2007

The first in a 10-part series of Sunday bulletin inserts the United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and ways in which the Episcopal Church is committed to their realization is suggested for use this coming Sunday, January 7.

The series has installments for the Sundays from...

January 1, 2007

I vividly remember a day in 1984 when I thought a woman would bleed to death on my operating table. She had come to the hospital with an enlarged heart and needed immediate surgery.

At first, the operation seemed to go well. But then, she wouldn't stop bleeding; we couldn't sew up her...

October 26, 2006

The following is a quick update on issues with which we were engaged this fall. Congress was not able to complete its work and will return after the election for a “lame duck” session. Those sessions are often unpredictable but especially so if there are significant changes in the...

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