2018 budget Archives - Crux



  • Analysis: Congregations can’t make up for proposed federal budget cuts

    Analysis: Congregations can’t make up for proposed federal budget cuts

    • Jun 28, 2017

    A study by Bread for the World, a nonpartisan Christian anti-hunger group, found that the budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump for the year 2018 would force every religious congregation in the U.S. to raise an additional $714,000 every year for the next 10 years.

  • Catholic leaders blast Trump’s budget proposals

    Catholic leaders blast Trump’s budget proposals

    • May 29, 2017

    A budget proposal by President Donald Trump last Tuesday faces stiff opposition, including a number of Catholic leaders in the United States. Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, called its mix of cuts in support for the poor and increases in defense spending ‘profoundly troubling,’ while Sister Donna Markham of Catholic Charities termed it ‘disastrous, albeit cruel.’

  • Bishops tell lawmakers to focus on poor in 2018 budget

    Bishops tell lawmakers to focus on poor in 2018 budget

    • May 21, 2017

    U.S. bishops have called on lawmakers to decrease military spending and do more to help the poor in the 2018 federal budget. “When the impact of other potential legislative proposals, including health care and tax policies, are taken into account, the prospects for vulnerable people become even bleaker,” the bishops said in a May 19 letter to Congress.

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