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  • Pew Finds Generation X Facing an Insecure Financial Future

    Washington—The Pew Charitable Trusts released a report today finding that members of Generation X lag behind their parents in wealth accumulation, a key indicator of financial security and especially retirement preparedness. Although three-quarters of Gen Xers, defined as Americans born between 1965 and 1980 and who are in their 30s and 40s today, have higher incomes than their parents did at the... Read More

  • Spotlight on Poverty: Making Economic Mobility a Priority

    Economic opportunity and upward mobility have formed the foundation of the American Dream for centuries and remain at the core of our nation's identity. Yet research shows that the ability to move up the economic ladder from one generation to the next is more limited in the United States than many think. Policy can make a difference. A bipartisan group in Congress wants to make sure it does. Read More

  • 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

    In his 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America,” urging Congress and all Americans to join him in the fight. The War on Poverty provided unprecedented federal support to combat poverty and created many programs still in existence today, including Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... Read More

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