MCC Weighs In On Religious Liberty Concerns In State Supreme Court Case; New Bishop Appointed By Pope Francis For Diocese Of Gaylord; Governor Signs Into Law Measure Promoting Organ Donation For HIV-Positive People; MCC Holiday Schedule & Merry Christmas.
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Funding for Afghan Refugees, Low Income Renters, COVID School Testing Included in Spending Bill; U.S. Bishops Criticize Ending In-Person Dispensation Requirement for Abortion Pills; No Legislative Session Until Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
Major Lift for Working Low-Income Families Supported by MCC; Bills Cracking Down on Unnecessary Incarceration Clear Senate Committee; Feast of Immaculate Conception Marks Opportunity to Pray for Country.
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Overturn Roe v. Wade; MCC Backs Bill Banning Research on Tissue Taken From Abortions; Water Filters in School Requirement, Funding Both Advance in Senate; U.S. Bishops: Faith-Based Providers Excluded From Expansion to Childcare, Pre-K Programs; Bill Allowing Organ Donations Between HIV-Positive Individuals Heads to Governor.
Take Action Now to Oppose Abortion Funding in Federal Government Spending; Governor Vetoes Student Opportunity Scholarship Bills; House Adoption and Foster Care Bipartisan Taskforce Release Report; MCC Supports Productivity Credits for Incarcerated Individuals; House Passes Legislation to Ensure Accuracy of Background Checks; Bipartisan Sexual Abuse Prevention Package Passes House; Nation Observes Veterans Day; Legislature on Break until November 30.
House and Senate Send Student Opportunity Scholarship Bills to the Governor; MCC Opposes Elimination of Gun Free Zones for Schools and Churches; MCC Supports Community Solar Energy Legislation; MCC Supports School Drinking Water Safety Bills; House Passes Vulnerable Child Abuse Prevention Bills; Bill to Expand Mandatory Reporters of Suspected Abuse Passes House Judiciary Committee; Mark the Calendar: November 18 "Pray for Dobbs" Nationwide Prayer Event; Respect Life Resources Available Throughout the Year.
House and Senate Pass Student Opportunity Scholarship Bills; Pregnancy Tax Exemption Passes Senate Committee; Additional Sexual Abuse Prevention Measures Advance from House Committee; House Committee Considers Legislation to Ensure Accuracy of Background Checks; Senate Adopts Religious Liberty Resolution; Biden Administration Rescinds "Protect Life Rule" in Family Planning Program; November 18 "Pray for Dobbs" Nationwide Prayer Event.
Action Alert! U.S. Senate to Consider Most Radical Pro-Abortion Bill Ever; Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Pro-Life/Pro-Woman Funding from State Budget; Afghanistan Refugee Resolution Considered in House of Representatives; Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Organ Donation Bill; Sexual Abuse Prevention Bills Clear House Judiciary Committee; Saint Joseph Features Throughout October, Respect Life Month.
Action Alert! U.S. House to Vote on Most Radical Pro-Abortion Bill Ever; Legislature Passes FY 2022 Budget; House Judiciary Committee Passes Vulnerable Child Abuse Prevention Bills.
State Legislature Approves School Aid Budget for 2022 Fiscal Year; United States Celebrates Independence Day.