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Feb 13, 2018 - 12:08 pm .- The federal budget proposal released by the Trump administration on Monday has been met with worry from U.S. bishops who stressed the need to protect the poor.
May 24, 2017 - 05:11 pm .- President Donald Trump’s budget requests, although applauded for their pro-life measures, were largely met with concern from Catholic aid groups, particularly for their cuts to welfare programs and international aid.
May 23, 2017 - 03:13 am .- Leading U.S. bishops have expressed serious concerns with President Donald Trump’s reported budget proposals for the 2018 fiscal year, noting among other fears that the proposals would decrease funding for diplomacy efforts while increasing military spending.
May 2, 2017 - 03:26 pm .- A massive spending package to be voted on by Congress has drawn applause for continuing foreign aid spending, but also concern at its proposal to keep funding Planned Parenthood.
Nov 18, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- As the 113th Congress enters the “lame-duck” session before newly-elected members take office, the U.S. Bishops are urging that a “circle of protection” be enacted around budget programs focusing on the poor.  
Dec 23, 2013 - 08:24 am .- A federal budget framework resulting from dialogue and compromise in Washington, D.C., drew both praise and caution from the head of the U.S. bishops’ committee on domestic justice and human development.
Apr 30, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops have responded to President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal with a call to give high priority to funding for those in need.
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- If members of Congress do not come to an agreement on a debt reduction proposal, the resulting spending cuts may threaten the lives of those in poverty, cautioned Catholic Relief Services.
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:55 pm .- In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a key part of a moral response to the needs of the poor and unemployed.
Aug 15, 2012 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and their families at the center of economic life.”