Just three months after he was elected Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) urged his fellow Republican leaders to pay more attention to fighting poverty in America. Ryan hosted a summit on the issue on Jan. 9 in South Carolina.
Poverty is an issue more frequently raised by Democrats. But one Georgia Democrat, Atlanta-area Congressman David Scott, is delighted Ryan is calling attention to it. Scott spoke with Denis O’Hayer on “Morning Edition” about what he supports in Ryan’s poverty plan.
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