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  • Ending Poverty Today

    by Representative Joyce Beatty

    Posted on 2014-01-08

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    BEATTY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, during President Lyndon Baines Johnson's State of the Union address 50 years ago, he declared a war on poverty to create an opportunity for families and Americans to have stability in economic development, health care, and education. Fifty years later, I stand on this House floor with his daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb.

    There are 46 million families living in poverty and 16.5 million of them children. I say today: Let's end this war on poverty. Let's support $40 billion for SNAP. Let's make a difference in the lives of Americans. We deserve to provide them the opportunity to have that opportunity that President Lyndon Baines Johnson talked about.

    Thank you to his daughter for reminding us of his legacy. Thank you to the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Barbara Lee for leading our charge in making a difference.

    I ask all Democrats and Republicans to join me today to pledge that we will take care of those children and families living in poverty as we move forward.


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