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Reason #22: Record Numbers Living in Poverty

Why Senate Democrats Should Act on 40 House-Passed Jobs Bills
July 30, 2014 — The Jobs Search   

Record Numbers Living in Poverty. In 2012 (the most recent data), a record 46.5 million Americans were living in poverty.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau.


As introduced on June 17, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Camp is listing 40 reasons for the Senate to pass the 40 jobs bills the House has already approved.  The reasons define the distress Americans continue to feel in the “new normal” of high unemployment and weak job creation resulting from Obama Administration economic policies. 

View the prior reasons here.


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