Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statements following President Trump’s Executive Order on “Reducing Poverty in America By Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility”:
“I applaud this action by President Trump to help reduce poverty in our country through promoting opportunity and economic mobility. Our Committee has been active on improving employment outcomes and success for our families and communities. That is why this month we are holding a series of hearings on how we can get more Americans off the sidelines and back into the workforce. I look forward to continuing our work with the Administration so that the American dream can become a reality for more Americans,” said Chairman Brady.
“President Trump’s new executive order strikes exactly the right tone. We need to start moving forward in the national conversation on reforms to reorient our welfare system so it is more focused on economic opportunity. I agree with the President, we need common sense work requirements which apply consistently across programs and focus on how best to help families become self-sufficient. With a new tax code and a stronger economy, the time is ripe to elevate more Americans into prosperity so they can achieve their dreams,” added Chairman Smith.
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