Reason #23: Near Record Numbers of Poor Children
Why Senate Democrats Should Act on 40 House-Passed Jobs Bills
Near Record Numbers of Poor Children. The number of children living in poverty is near record levels, which were first set when the measure was created in 1959.
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.