Press Release ● *Sequestration
For Immediate Release: 
May 23, 2013
Contact Info: 

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA) will hold a press call to discuss the Half in Ten Act of 2013 at 11 a.m.  This bill, which will be introduced this morning, would establish the Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing Poverty, which will develop and implement a national strategy to reduce poverty by half in ten years, as well as provide regular reports on their progress.

In addition, Whip Hoyer and Rep. Lee will detail the impact of sequester on the nation’s most vulnerable, as well as elaborate on the newly formed Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.


Press call to discuss Half in Ten Act of 2013.


House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair, Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity


TODAY, Thursday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

Call in:       

888-942-9572, Code 9108098