While Michigan Catholic Conference focuses its efforts primarily on state-level advocacy, federal policies are addressed in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). MCC will engage Michigan’s congressional delegation if requested to do so by the USCCB. Federal issues of concern include:
Efforts to overturn the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires all employers to add objectionable services to health benefits offered to employees,
Expansion of federal school choice policies into Michigan,
Legislation that extends full legal protection to individuals and institutions regarding conscience rights in health care, child placement services, and employment decisions,
Comprehensive immigration reform that promotes family unity, streamlines the process for legal immigration, includes a path for low-skilled workers to work in the United States, and includes a path toward citizenship for undocumented persons already in the U.S., and
Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure the equitable participation of nonpublic school students and teachers in all federal educational programs.