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.
Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.