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Barbara Lee speaks on her anti-poverty bill

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 at 4:34 pm in Barbara Lee, U.S. House.

Here’s what Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, had to say this afternoon during debate on legislation she authored, H.Con.Res. 198, expressing the sense of Congress that the United States has a moral responsibility to meet the needs of those in poverty, and sets a national goal of cutting poverty in half over the next 10 years using a strategy that promotes good jobs at livable wages. The House agreed to it with an unopposed voice vote.

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