CCUSA and USCCB Write Congress about Budget Agreement

Catholic Charities USA and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to both houses of Congress urging members to pass a budget agreement that draws a “circle of protection” around the many programs that serve poor people at home, reauthorizes critical health programs such as the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and Community Health Center Funds, protects Dreamers from deportation, and ensures good stewardship of the environment. These programs ought to be bipartisan priorities given their dramatic effects on the vulnerable and the common good, the letter stated. (You can access the letters here: House and Senate.)