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    Global Poverty

     

    The [global economic and financial] crisis has not only affected families and businesses in the more economically advanced countries where it originated, creating a situation in which many people, especially the young,have felt disoriented and frustrated in their aspirations for a serene future, but it has also had a profound impact on the life of developing countries. We must not lose heart, but instead resolutely rediscover our way through new forms of commitment.

    --Pope Benedict XVI, January 9, 2012

    WHAT'S NEW?

    Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo Regarding Rescission of International Assistance Funds
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, August 15, 2019

    News Release: USCCB Committee Chairman of International Justice and Peace and the CEO of Catholic Relief Service respond to Administration’s call for rescissions of $2-4 billion of funds for State Department and USAID
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, August 13, 2019

    Written Testimony Regarding FY 2020 Appropriations Submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, June 3, 2019

    Letter to Congress Urging Opposition to Proposed Cuts to Foreign Assistance
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, May 21, 2019

    Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo to urge him to continue funding poverty-reducing development and humanitarian assistance at Congressionally appropriated levels to the people of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador from Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, May 15, 2019

    Written Testimony on FY2020 Appropriations Submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, March 12, 2019

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    ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS, LETTERS, & STATEMENTS

    Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo Regarding Rescission of International Assistance Funds
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, August 15, 2019 

    News Release: USCCB Committee Chairman of International Justice and Peace and the CEO of Catholic Relief Service respond to Administration’s call for rescissions of $2-4 billion of funds for State Department and USAID
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, August 13, 2019

    Written Testimony Regarding FY 2020 Appropriations Submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, June 3, 2019

    Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo to urge him to continue funding poverty-reducing development and humanitarian assistance at Congressionally appropriated levels to the people of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador from Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, May 15, 2019

    Written Testimony on FY2020 Appropriations Submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, March 12, 2019

    Letter to House of Representatives Expressing Support for the Global Food Security Act
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, June 28, 2018

    Letter to Congress Requesting Full Funding of Poverty-reducing Humanitarian, Development, and Migration Accounts in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Budget
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, April 10, 2018

    Letter to Congress on Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, April 2, 2018

    Joint Letter to Congress Regarding 2018 Farm Bill
    Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Mr. Sean Callahan, Sr. Donna Markham, Mr. James Ennis, Mr Ralph Middlecamp
    February 5, 2018

    USCCB-CRS Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Urging Support of the Protecting Girls' Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe P. Vásquez and Mr. Sean Callahan, January 30, 2018

    Letter to Senate Requesting Protection of International Poverty-Reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance in FY2018 Appropriations Budget
    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, December 11, 2017

    Letter to Secretary of State Tillerson on Assessment of State Department and USAID Operations
    Bishop Oscar Cantú, October 31, 2017

    Letter to Congress on Moral Criteria to Guide Difficult Decisions During Federal Budget Process
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishops Oscar Cantú, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, August 31, 2017

    USCCB-CRS Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Requesting Protection of International Poverty-Reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance in Fiscal Year 2018
    Bishop Oscar Cantú and Mr. Sean Callahan, July 17, 2017

    USCCB-CRS Letter to House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee Requesting Protection of International Poverty-Reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance in Fiscal Year 2018
    Bishop Oscar Cantú and Mr. Sean Callahan, July 10, 2017

    USCCB-CRS Letter to Congress Regarding Appropriations Budgets and Protection of International Poverty-reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance Programs
    Bishop Oscar Cantú and Mr. Sean Callahan, April 24, 2017

    USCCB-CRS Letter to Congress Regarding Protection of Funding for Poverty-focused Humanitarian and Development Assistance
    Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop Joe Vásquez, Mr. Sean Callahan, March 17, 2017

    Letter to Congress Addressing the Moral and Human Dimensions of the Federal Budget
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, March 3, 2017

    USCCB-CRS Letter Requesting Congress to Maintain Robust Top Line Funding Level for the FY 2018 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop Joe Vásquez and Mr. Sean L. Callahan, February 14, 2017

    Letter to Congress Fiscal Year 2017 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations
    Bishop Oscar Cantú and Dr. Carolyn Woo, October 27, 2016

    Letter to Congressional Leaders Requesting Robust FY 2017 Funding of International Poverty-reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance
    Bishop Oscar Cantú and Dr. Carolyn Woo, February 17, 2016

    Background on Sustainable Development Goals
    September 2015

    Written Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Regarding Appropriations for FY2016
    Bishop Oscar Cantú, March 23, 2015

    Letter urging Congress to Resist Cuts to Domestic and International Food Aid and to Conservation and Rural Development Programs
    Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, Bishop Oscar Cantú, Sr. Donna Markham, and Dr. Carolyn Woo, March 19, 2015

    Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding Funding for International Poverty-Reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance
    Bishop Oscar Cantú and Dr. Carolyn Woo, March 9, 2015

    Letter to Congress on Federal Budget Resolution for FY2016
    Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Bishop Oscar Cantú, February 27, 2015

    Letter to Congressional Leaders on Ebola
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, November 6, 2014

    Letter to National Security Advisor Rice on Ebola Outbreak
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, September 23, 2014

    Letter to Senate on Cargo Preference Regarding U.S. Flagged Ships
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, May 28, 2014

    Letter to Congress Regarding FY15 International Assistance and List of Poverty-focused International Assistance Programs Supported by USCCB and Catholic Relief Services
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, March 27, 2014

    Joint Letter to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and House Committee on Foreign Affairs on PEPFAR
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, October 2, 2013

    Letter to G8 from Bishops' Conferences of G8 Nations
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan, June 3, 2013

    Joint Letter to Senate Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill
    Bishop Stephen Blaire, Bishop Richard Pates, Rev. Larry Snyder, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Mr. James Ennis, May 9, 2013

    Testimony to the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee on the FY 2014 Budget
    Bishop Richard E. Pates, March 20, 2013

    Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Poverty-Focused International Assistance
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, November 16, 2012

    Letter to Senate Regarding Sequestration
    Letter to House Regarding Sequestration
    Bishop Stephen Blaire and Bishop Richard Pates, November 13, 2012

    CRS-USCCB Testimony on International Assistance to the Senate Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operation
    Mr. Sean Callahan, Catholic Relief Services, May 1, 2012

    Joint Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, April 17, 2012

    Joint Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, FY 2013
    Bishop Stephen E. Blaire and Bishop Richard E. Pates, April 16, 2012

    Testimony Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Mr. Sean Callahan, Executive Vice President for Overseas Operations and Related Programs, Catholic Relief Services, March 30, 2012

    Joint Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Appropriations Subcommittee for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, March 28, 2012

    Joint Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for State and Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, March 23, 2012

    Joint Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Appropriations Subcommittee for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, March 20, 2012

    Letter to Congress on the 2013 Federal Budget
    Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop Richard E. Pates, March 6, 2012

    Letter on International Assistance Funding to the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
    Bishop Richard E. Pates, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, March 1, 2012

    Background on International Assistance
    February 2012

    Letter to Appropriations Committee Leaders on Poverty-Focused International Assistance
    Bishop Richard E. Pates and Ken Hackett, December 8, 2011

    Letter to the Senate on Funding for Poverty-Focused International Assistance
    Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, November 2, 2011

    Letter to House Appropriations Committee on Poverty-focused Budget Cuts
    Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, October 19, 2011

    Poverty-Focused International Assistance Programs Supported by USCCB and CRS
    September 2011

    The Deficit "Super Committee" and Protecting the Poor at Home and Abroad
    PowerPoint Presentation, September 23, 2011

    Letter to Super Committee: Treatment of Jobless, Hungry And Homeless Is Moral Measure of Deficit Reduction
    Bishop Stephen E. Blaire and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, August 31, 2011

    Letter to Super Committee Chairs on International Assistance
    Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, October 7, 2011

    Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee on Cuts to Poverty-Focused Assistance
    Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, August 24, 2011

    Letter to House Appropriations Committee on Cuts to Poverty-Focused Assistance
    Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, July 29, 2011

    Letter to House on Moral Dimensions of Ongoing Budget Debate
    Bishop Stephen E. Blaire and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, July 26, 2011



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