Articles Tagged 'poverty'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promotes anti-Poverty legislation

by NPR
September 25, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Wednesday unveiled a package of anti-poverty proposals to give more people — including undocumented immigrants — access to federal benefits… READ MORE

Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only… READ MORE

Romney accuses Obama of trying to undo welfare reform

August 8, 2012
By Seema Mehta and Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Courting frustrated middle-class voters, Mitt Romney accused President Obama on Tuesday …

Rising child poverty in Portland area exacerbates differences between have and have-not school districts

November 30, 2011
By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian  The socioeconomic gulf separating Portland-area school districts widened from 2009 to 2010 as childhood poverty rates surged in already-poor districts but remained low or even fell in districts where poverty touches few children, new census figures show. Nine of the 10 large Oregon districts where fewer than 15 percent of school-age children lived in poverty… READ MORE

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