Monthly Archives: January 2019

Avert Second Shutdown

Urge Congress to Avert a Second Shutdown and Protect the Dignity of Migrants and Border Communities What’s at stake? After the longest shutdown in government history, Congress has until February 15, to figure out how to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Without a lasting agreement to keep the government funded, departments funded by the… Read more »

Call-in Day to End the Shutdown

*UPDATE: The Senate failed to advance either of the proposals outlined below. On January, 24, the Shelby proposal that including the President’s $5.7 billion for a border wall failed in the Senate by a vote of 50-47. The Schumer proposal, the clean CR, failed by a vote of 52-44. Both bills needed 60 votes to… Read more »

the government is failing all of us when it’s not working

As the partial government shutdown drags well into its third week, the human cost of the shutdown is coming into sharp focus. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, PC(USA) Office of Public Witness Director, the Reverend Jimmie Hawkins, said, “It is time for the Senate to take up the House spending bills and send them to President… Read more »

Washington Report to Presbyterians, Winter 2018

If you receive our paper mail, you should have received the Washington Report to Presbyterians, Winter 2018 edition, in your mailbox the week before Christmas. It is now available online in PDF and here on our blog. Each article is linked individually below. Articles with timely information that has changed have been updated as of… Read more »