Earlier this week, President Barack Obama released his complete budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015. We at Catholic Charities USA are glad to see this budget invests in programs that address many of the greatest challenges facing American families today, following a plan with a strong commitment to growing our economy and helping the poor, the young, the elderly, the disabled, and others in need of assistance and support from their government. We empathize with the President and with our Congressional leaders in the tough budgeting decisions they have to make, for making tough budgeting decisions is something our volunteers and the families we serve must face every day.
Across this nation, Catholic Charities agencies continue to commit ourselves to the least among us and we cannot do this work without effective partnership and support from the federal government. We pray for our Congressional leaders, and hope they can come to an efficient budget that allows taxpayer dollars to bring the American dream to the 46 million people in communities across the country who continue to struggle.