Public Policy


September 13, 2013

Following the defeat of the House of Representatives farm bill last June, House leadership divided the agriculture and nutrition titles of the farm bill into two separate pieces of legislation for another vote. The agriculture titles passed, and the House is now preparing to vote on the...

August 15, 2013

The first two weeks of August recess have certainly been exciting! At rallies, vigils, and town halls across the country we have shown our faith by engaging our decision makers in the vital discussion of immigration reform and members have been listening. Whether you rallied in front of Speaker...

July 26, 2013

As representatives of the faith community, we ask you to cosponsor and support passage of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 761). This bipartisan bill, introduced on April 18 by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Rob Portman (OH), would increase energy efficiency standards...

June 27, 2013

This week, after months of debate in the Senate and advocacy across the country, the United States Senate will vote on S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.   This historic legislation, if passed, will bring our nation that much closer to enacting...

June 18, 2013

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] The House of Representatives will vote this week on a farm bill (HR 1947) that would dictate funding for food, farm, and nutrition programs over the next five years.

The farm bill affects people from rural America to our inner cities, people in our local...

June 14, 2013

To fight domestic child sex trafficking is to recognize "the spark of divinity that is in every person," Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi announced as she signed the "Our Daughters are Not for Sale Proclamation" and denounced the scourge of buying and selling American children for sex and labor....

June 13, 2013

Statement of

Church World Service

The Episcopal Church


Human Rights First

Jubilee Campaign USA

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service


June 10, 2013

[Episcopal Public Policy Network – Newsletter] And we’re back! The Senate floor debate began on Friday with opening statements from some members but substantive debate and amendments are expected to start this week!

Over the next 3 weeks amendments will be considered very...

May 30, 2013

Immigration Advocacy Newsletter

After a debate that spanned two weeks and saw 212 amendments considered, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) passed out of the Judiciary...

May 30, 2013

ONE EPISCOPALIAN UPDATE The ONE Campaign has invited us to participate in an exciting conference call next Friday, June 7.

The Last Hunger Season charts the course of a new exodus, one occurring in smallholder farmers all over the world. It isn't an exodus from one place to another...