Paul Ryan Says Some Poverty Programs Are Hurting the Poor

Paul Ryan

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released a report Monday that he says "takes stock" of the government's decades-old web of antipoverty efforts--launching what is to be a House Republican fiscal messaging focus this year on reforming welfare and social programs. Titled "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later," the Budget Committee report comes a day before President Obama's scheduled release of his fiscal 2015 spending plan. It ...

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released a report Monday that he says "takes stock" of the government's decades-old web of antipoverty efforts--launching what is to be a House Republican fiscal messaging focus this year on reforming welfare and social programs.

Titled "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later," the Budget Committee report comes a day before President Obama's scheduled release of his fiscal 2015 spending plan. It also arrives just before Obama heads to Connecticut on Wednesday for a conference with Democratic governors to promote a minimum-wage hike, and while the president and Democrats have been calling for an extension of long-term unemployment benefits. Obama also has said he wants to expand Head Start, an early-education program for low-income children.

House Republicans say they will release their own budget later this spring.