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Competing ideas on economic recovery in competing House, Senate bills

The Democratic-led House approved the HEROES Act in May. The Republican-led Senate introduced the HEALS Act July 27.

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Head of Network remembers Lewis as ‘determined, forceful, thoughtful’

As Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby Network, began reflecting on her fondest memories of the late Congressman John Lewis, she could recall one instance in which his body language showed something different than the soft-spoken, yet passionate man she knew.

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Young people call DACA ruling good news, but know battle for them not over

On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling said President Donald Trump could not stop the program with his 2017 executive order. DACA protects about 700,000 young people who qualify for the program from deportation and allows them to work, go to college, get health insurance and obtain a driver’s license.

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Catholic immigration advocates attack Trump tweet on halting immigration

Though it’s still unclear how an April 20 tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump saying he would “suspend immigration into the United States!” will manifest itself in policy, some blamed him for trying to scapegoat immigrants as a way to divert attention from the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Catholic agencies seek stimulus funding to meet expected surge in clients

Several Catholic charitable agencies are among more than 200 nonprofits urging Congress to include $60 billion in aid to help them meet an expected surge in requests for services from unemployed people.

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