How To Reduce Childhood Poverty

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Representative Danny Davis of Illinois, Barbara Lee of California, Lucille Roybal-Allard of California, and Gerald Connolly of Virginia introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to decimate childhood poverty over the next decade if passed. Representative Davis, a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, highlights: “of all the people living in poverty in this country in 2013, 32 percent of them were children, yet children only compromise 23 percent of the total population” (Davis gov). Additionally, Representative Roybal-Allard resonates the priority behind that it will “help us pinpoint and push for evidence-based policies to prevent future generations of American youth from having to face the wrenching hunger, fear, and…show more content…
3381 remains within the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Once H.R. 3381 proceeds to become enacted, the policy aims to “coordinate evidence-based policies across the federal, state, and local levels to improve the well-being of children in low-income families … and create a federal task force to identify national plan to address the country’s high poverty rate.” (national association of counties). Additionally, the policy intends to cooperate with the Departments of Justice, Agriculture, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Education to reduce, within 20 years, the number of children living in poverty in the United States to…show more content…
The United Kingdom established a national child poverty target and policy changes that cut Britain’s child poverty rate by 50 percent during the effort’s first decade, 1999-2009 (first focus). Subsequently, H.R. 3381 intends to follow the United Kingdom’s Child Poverty Strategy and Child Poverty Unit to institute investments for children, measures to make work pay, and efforts to increase financial support for families. It also chooses to operate within the different United States’ Departments to enact policies that coincide with poverty reduction in the areas of in-work tax credits, increasing incentives for parents to work, improving earnings from employment, early education programs, and a new child support

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