War on Poverty
'I continue to believe that the most important voices in this debate are being left out. Mr. (Paul) Ryan, as Chair of the Budget Committee, as refused to allow people living in poverty a chance to testify at his hearings. And while I have arranged to have those stories and testimonies inserted into the record, what we really need is for everyone to come to the table to discuss how to eradicate poverty in America.
'In addition, I have a bill, HR 2182, The Half in Ten Act, which would set a goal of ending poverty in our country, with the initial goal of cutting it in half in ten years and ensure that we coordinate anti-poverty spending on the federal, state, and local level. We can eliminate poverty, if only we have the political will. It will take political action and community support.'