CCUSA, USCCB, CRS, CRL letters to agriculture appropriations subcommittees
Catholic Charities USA, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Rural Life address the moral and human dimensions of FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations in letters to the corresponding subcommittees of both the House and the Senate. The letters urge the subcommittee members to support robust funding for both domestic and international food aid, and for conservation and rural development programs, and to resist cuts to them. Many of these program areas have already been subject to reductions. Further cuts would be harmful to vulnerable people and communities. Read the full letters: House and Senate.