As members of Congress debated measures to avoid a government shutdown, religious groups urged them to consider the impact of their policies on the poor and vulnerable. Several faith leaders said the government has an obligation to Americans who depend on federal benefits and aid programs. Meanwhile, some religious conservatives supported massive budget cuts as a step toward more fiscal responsibility.
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