In a letter to President Joe Biden and members of Congress, leaders of the Circle of Protection, including NAE President Walter Kim, emphasize the importance of prioritizing the vulnerable. They address key issues, including proposed cuts to poverty-related programs in FY2024 appropriations, the Farm Bill, and possible tax legislation.

The letter highlights concerns about funding cuts to the WIC program, which has bipartisan support, and the urgent need for international aid amid rising global poverty and hunger. The Circle of Protection also encourages bipartisan efforts to protect SNAP and international food assistance, improve the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and calls for aligning policies with pro-family and pro-life values to promote social peace and economic justice.

“As you work toward a continuing resolution and appropriations decisions for FY2024, please avoid a government shutdown and protect funding for programs that serve the most vulnerable,” the letter states.

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