Ocasio-Cortez targets poverty with new legislation

TheHill | 9/29/2019 | Marty Johnson
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is targeting poverty and other social issues in a package of bills unveiled on Wednesday.

The progressive first-year lawmaker's legislative package, dubbed "A Just Society," includes six individual bills.

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"I am both energized and humbled to introduce legislation today to build upon the most transformative programs of the last century," Ocasio-Cortez said in statement.

"From the New Deal to the Great Society, we have shown time and again that our nation is capable of implementing big ideas and bold solutions that match the scale of the challenges we face," she added. "We must once again recognize the breadth and consequences of poverty in this country and work together to ensure a path forward to economic freedom for everyone."

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Ocasio-Cortez's Recognizing Poverty Act would prompt the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to generate new poverty guidelines. Those new guidelines,...
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