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Bread members lobby Congress on behalf of hungry people. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

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This email newsletter updates Bread for the World activists on hunger-related happenings in Congress. It is aimed at frequent activists. It is produced weekly while Congress is in session.

Each issue provides updates on the legislation related to the issues that Bread is working on, including:

  • child nutrition in the U.S.
  • international poverty-focused development assistance
  • food-aid reform
  • mass incarceration
  • the federal budget

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Recent Updates

April 25

Health Care

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) has been delayed. If the AHCA is passed 14 million low-income Americans will lose Medicaid. We cannot afford to go back to the days when families had to choose between medicine and food.

Budget & Appropriations

Congress returned from spring recess on April 24 under pressure to pass a spending bill by the end of the week that would fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017.

Trump Administration

President Trump marks his first 100 days in office this weekend. Historically, presidents often make significant and lasting changes during this period. So far, the president has proposed deep funding cuts to programs vital to hungry and poor people.

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