Mar 202017
 
No MCC Weekly Update Next Week

Legislators are on Spring Break next week, so there will be no MCC Weekly Update. This week’s edition is a bit longer than usual for this reason-we want to make sure you have all the news you need going into the break. The next MCC Weekly Update will be on March 31. Keep up with […]

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Mar 202017
 
MCC Urges Passage of Prescription Drug Registry

This week the Missouri Catholic Conference sent a floor letter to all members of the Missouri House of Representatives, urging the passage of HCS HB 90 and 28, a bill that would establish a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). The bill is pending for debate in the House. In supporting the legislation, the MCC said, “The […]

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Mar 202017
 
Where's My Bill?

As the legislature moves into Spring Break next week, you may want to check the status of the bills the MCC is tracking. Visit mocatholic.org to view the latest bill progress reports.

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Mar 202017
 
CBO Projections on American Health Care Act

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offered projections on the effects of overhauling the Affordable Care Act, should Congress pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). According to the CBO, “Enacting the AHCA in the form recently passed by two Congressional committees would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade, but […]

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Mar 202017
 
Great Plains Wildfire Relief

In early March, wildfires raced through the states of Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, burning over a million acres of land, and killing thousands of cattle and other livestock animals. Several people died attempting to save livestock. The fires are now fully contained, but the disaster is not yet over for all those who lost family, homes, […]

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Mar 202017
 
Federal Judge Rules Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Challenging Missouri Pro-life Regulations May Proceed

In a ruling late last week, Federal District Court Judge Howard Sachs in Kansas City ruled that Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit challenging Missouri laws requiring doctors who perform abortions to have clinical privileges at a nearby hospital, and laws requiring abortion clinics to be regulated as ambulatory surgical centers can proceed. The lawsuit was brought after […]

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Mar 202017
 
SCOTUS Sets Oral Argument on Religious Liberty Case from Missouri

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has set oral argument for April 19, 2017, in the case ofTrinity Lutheran Church vs. Pauley, a case pitting a Columbia, Missouri Lutheran Church school against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The case explores the scope and reach of Missouri’s Blaine Amendment, a constitutional provision which […]

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Mar 202017
 
Christian Leaders Call for Preservation of International Aid Funding Upon Release of Trump Budget

In an open letter to leaders of Congress, ministers, bishops, and Christian artists have asked legislators to preserve funding for international and domestic programs that impact the “least among us.” The request comes after President Donald Trump released his proposed budget recommending significant cuts to many international aid programs, as well as to other programs […]

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Mar 202017
 
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17 is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  It is a day that people the world over wear green and celebrate what it means to be Irish. St Patrick’s story is fascinating. Born to a wealthy British family, he was kidnapped as a teen and taken to Ireland as […]

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