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USCCB, CRS, Catholic Charities ask Congress not to make ‘disproportionate cuts’ in programs for the poor

May 19, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: In a joint letter to members of Congress on the debt limit, representatives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services asked members of Congress not to make “disproportionate cuts” to anti-poverty programs.

“A just framework for future budgets cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor and other vulnerable persons,” the prelates and leaders of Catholic organizations wrote in their May 17 letter. “It requires shared sacrifice by all, including raising adequate revenues, eliminating unnecessary spending, and addressing the long-term costs of health insurance and retirement programs fairly.”

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