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September 12, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress' traditional August recess was cut short as leaders returned to the nation's capital to take up "emergency supplemental spending" for the ravaged Gulf Coast region, according to the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations (OGR) in Washington...

August 30, 2005

On September 14, world leaders will gather in New York for the 60th General Assembly of the United Nations. Among the most significant items on the UN’s agenda is a five-year review of the 2000 Millennium Declaration, the historic commitment to ending global poverty by 2015 that established...

July 13, 2005

Research using stem cells derived from human embryos holds the potential for life-saving medical breakthroughs. As early as this week, the US Senate may consider legislation authorizing federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells remaining after in vitro fertilization. The bi-...

May 25, 2005

Episcopalians offered praise for the passage of rare bipartisan legislation expanding research of donated stem cells derived from human embryos after in vitro fertilization. The bill, H.R. 810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, passed by a vote of 238-194 and was co-sponsored 200...

May 23, 2005

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515

Dear Members of Congress:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA we write to urge your support for H.R. 810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, bi-partisan legislation that provides for the ethical research of stem...

April 10, 2005

Enacted in 1996, in addition to assistance to those moving from welfare to work, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) provides funding for abstinence-only programs for America’s young people. Such programs are required to exclude discussion of contraception and any other method of...

March 18, 2005

Affirming the U.S. Senate's action to add funding for global HIV/AIDS and malaria relief, but noting that the lawmakers' action is not the last word on Arctic drilling, the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations today said grassroots advocacy with a House-Senate conference committee...

March 8, 2005

Some of the cuts proposed in the President’s FY 2006 Federal Budget.

Food Stamps are cut $1.1 billion over 10 years. An estimated 200,000 – 300,000 people will lose Food Stamps as a result of this cut.WIC would be cut $658 million from FY 2006 - FY 2010 – if achieved by reducing the...

March 7, 2005

Presiding Bishop Griswold urged us to ask the following questions in evaluating the President’s budget proposal:

Is the budget compassionate? Jesus tells his followers to “be compassionate, as your Heavenly Father is compassionate.” But compassion is just an abstraction unless we make...

February 7, 2005

INTERRELIGIOUS WORKING GROUP ON DOMESTIC HUMAN NEEDS

A Faith Reflection on the Federal Budget

As communities of faith, we are grounded in a shared tradition of justice and compassion, and we are called upon to hold ourselves and our communities...

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