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Congress Passes Federal Budget Deal

Thursday, December 19, 2013

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress passed the Murray-Ryan Budget Agreement, a two-year government spending plan. After the House of Representatives passed it last week (332-94) with overwhelming bipartisan support, the Senate approved it yesterday (64-36) with nine Republicans voting in favor of the plan. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights noted … Read More

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Proposed SNAP Cuts Would Hurt Millions of Americans

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

By Tamera Willis The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is urging Congress to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. In its letter, The Leadership Conference notes that proposed cuts to the program would have a devastating impact on vulnerable communities such as young children, students, seniors, the … Read More

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Leadership Conference Budget Principles Call on Congress to End Sequestration

Thursday, November 7, 2013

By Hannah Cornfield The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights submitted a letter this week urging Congress to meet a set of principles as lawmakers work toward an end-of-the-year budget agreement. The letter, which 93 other organizations signed on to, calls on Congress to repeal job-ending sequestration cuts. Over 20 million people are in … Read More

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Resetting the Poverty Debate

Thursday, October 31, 2013

By Tamera Willis, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Intern Half in Ten, the campaign to cut poverty in half in 10 years, has released its annual report –Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity – just a few months before the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of a war on … Read More

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