Poverty in America is not inevitable. Simply by making different budgetary choices, policymakers could greatly reduce poverty and boost opportunity.
House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.
Policymakers must focus on strategies to improve a woman’s ability to choose to delay pregnancy, not restrict her right to do so.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.
Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.
Economic insecurity and low incomes among married and partnered families undermine the myth of marriage being the fix for poverty.
Increased public investment in housing, health, infrastructure, and education initiatives would improve outcomes for communities of color and help avoid disasters such as what recently occurred in Flint, Michigan.
Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.
Policymakers should take a hard look at where their state is succeeding and falling short to prioritize actions that would dramatically reduce poverty in their backyards and beyond.
The water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.