Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2017 / 15:02 pm
Congress' proposed federal budget will fail to provide for the basic needs of millions of America's poor people, the U.S. bishops have said in a call for a morally sound budget.
"A nation's budget is a moral document. Reducing deficits through cuts for human needs – while simultaneously attempting a tax cut, as this proposal does – will place millions of poor and vulnerable people in real jeopardy," the bishops said.
"Congress should choose a better path, one that honors those struggling in our country."
Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice issued the July 20 statement in his role as chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.