CCUSA asks Congress to support children, vulnerable people in budget package

Alexandria, Va. (September 3, 2021) – In a letter to congressional leadership this week, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) urged policymakers to prioritize the needs of individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. The following priorities were highlighted:

·         Affordable Housing ·         Medicare Expansion
·         Child Tax Credit ·         Nutrition Programs
·         Early Head Start ·         Telehealth
·         Immigration Reform ·         Universal Pre-K
·         Medicaid Gap Fix ·         Workforce Development

The list included support for nonprofits, charitable giving and the protection of human life as crucial areas to strengthen via the reconciliation bill. The full letter can be read on CCUSA’s website.

In 2020, the Catholic Charities’ nationwide network provided more than 15 million people with essential services. For updates on CCUSA’s Advocacy efforts, please sign up to receive the Washington Weekly newsletter.

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CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

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