Jubilee USA Network

Jubilee USA
Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations and 650 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA builds an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee USA wins critical global financial reforms and won more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people. www.jubileeusa.org

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Disaster Food Assistance Funds Distributed in Puerto Rico
The Government of Puerto Rico began distribution of emergency disaster food assistance Monday. In May, Congress approved $600 million for the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) as part of disaster relief measures to benefit Americans recovering from disasters such as wildfires and...
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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned Wednesday. Protests engulfed the island for nearly two weeks after Rosselló drew criticism for offensive language in leaked communications and the FBI arrested former members of his administration on corruption charges. "The people of Puerto Rico...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
IMF Head Christine Lagarde Resigns to Pursue European Central Bank Nomination
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, announced that she is resigning. Lagarde is pursuing her nomination to lead the European Central Bank. Her resignation takes effect on September 12th. "Lagarde moved forward new focuses on gender and inequality at the...
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Friday, July 05, 2019
Ballooning Student Debt Debated by Presidential Hopefuls
American student loan debt topped $1.6 trillion dollars this year, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt combined. More than 45 million people hold student debt, owing an average of $35,000. 20% of current borrowers are behind in student loan payments and the Brookings Institution released data...
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Senate Bill Tackles Tax Evasion, Secrecy and Money Laundering
Last Wednesday, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019, which would reveal the secret owners of shell corporations to law enforcement. "This legislation is critical to stop crime, tax evasion and corruption,"...
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Thursday, June 06, 2019
President Trump Signs Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories
President Trump signed into law a $19.1 billion disaster relief package to aid Americans recovering from flooding, wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. The package includes more than $900 million in emergency food and housing assistance for more than a million people living in Puerto...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories
The House of Representatives voted Monday night to pass a $19.1 billion disaster bill for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories recovering from disasters. "The passage of disaster relief for Americans from California to Puerto Rico is so needed,” said Eric LeCompte the Executive Director of...
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Friday, May 24, 2019
House Delays Disaster Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories
The House of Representatives delayed a vote on a $19.1 billion disaster bill that would aid Americans in a number of US States and Territories. After the disaster supplemental passed the Senate on Thursday, the House attempted a voice vote which requires "unanimous consent." Texas Representative...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Congress, White House Move Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories
On Thursday, the Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief plan to aid Americans recovering from natural disasters in US Territories like Puerto Rico and States including Iowa. The House of Representatives and the White House are expected to approve the Senate plan. "Millions of Americans are...
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes. Senate legislation remains on hold as the White House and Senate debate the need for disaster funding to be included for...
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