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  • War on Poverty


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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-27

    CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, it was 50 years ago that then-President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty. I rise today to join my colleagues in recognizing the 50th anniversary of this declaration, this...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2014-01-15

    CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, when President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union address, the poverty rate in this, the richest country on Earth, was 19 percent. His Great...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2014-01-15

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, last week, we marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty, which began to pave the way for many of the programs that provided basic human dignities that...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-14

    BUTTERFIELD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I rise to remind my colleagues that the war on poverty, begun 50 years ago by President...



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    Representative Dina Titus

    From: NV District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-14

    TITUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. TITUS. Mr. Speaker, 50 years ago, President Johnson declared an unconditional war on...



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    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-09

    SCHAKOWSKY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, today is the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, as cochair of the Congressional Black Caucus'...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the leadership of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, represented...