- Mar 30, 2020
Congress looks set to pass a compromise version of the Farm Bill, which would reauthorize billions in government funds for nutrition assistance and agricultural support, but strike a plan to expand work and job-training requirements for food assistance programs.
Some recent polls show broad support for some abortion rights among Republicans, and another suggests that a noteworthy number of Democrats are in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that cemented abortion’s legality in the United States.
The Trump administration and the Republican-led congress are determined to add more work requirements to government benefit programs, even those not designed for it like Medicaid.
Catholics working with immigrants want President Trump and Republicans to stop using harsh rhetoric when referring to immigrants, especially children.
“The adoption tax credit is a clear and legitimate statement by the government that we have a preferential policy for life,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Ne) said, speaking in opposition to its removal in the Republicans’ tax proposal. “We are vigorously making the case of its inclusion in the tax package. This is a real time, real life policy that works.”
According to Marc Hyden, national advocacy coordinator for Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty, there is a broader shift against the death penalty, according to various surveys such as Gallup and the Pew Research Center, which last year showed support for the death penalty at a 40-year-low.