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US bishops praise senators for Haitian trade preference bill

Catholic World News - May 06, 2010

Writing on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany and CRS President Ken Hackett have praised Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) for sponsoring the Haiti Economic Lift Program Act.

“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) strongly support this bipartisan bill which—in the midst of so much desperation—will send a clear signal that the United States is prepared to take the necessary steps to improve the lives of thousands of Haitians both in the short-term and in the long-term,” Bishop Hubbard and Mr. Hackett said in a May 4 letter. “We encourage the Senate to move the bill quickly through the legislative process.”

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  • Posted by: unum - May. 06, 2010 6:12 PM ET USA

    These bishops have been are dabbling in international politics which they are not suited for by education or experience. If they are interested in politics, they should resign their current positions and campaign for an elected office as progressive Democrats.

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