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USCCB Committee Chairs Urge Congress to Protect Poor And Vulnerable as Debate on Budget Continues

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USCCB Committee Chairs Urge Congress to Protect Poor And Vulnerable as Debate on Budget Continues

March 20, 2013

WASHINGTON—The two bishops who lead the justice and peace efforts of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urged Congress to address the moral and human dimensions of the federal budget and protect the poor, in light of the budget resolutions under current consideration.

“We support the goal of reducing future unsustainable deficits, but insist that this worthy goal be pursued in ways that protect poor and vulnerable people at home and abroad,” said Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace. Read more