Roadmaps to Opportunity: Federal Policy, Poverty and America’s Kids

Greg Nash

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, economic opportunity for many of our nation’s families and children remains out of reach. Millions of low-income American families with young children face obstacles that threaten their family’s stability and hinder the path to economic prosperity for their kids.

Watch as The Hill explores a variety of policy ideas aimed at expanding opportunity for low-income children and their families — from early childhood education and children’s healthcare, to expanding the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, to strengthening food assistance programs. Policy makers and thought leaders will examine the state of children in America, how available data can shape public policy, and what statistics show about the impact federal policies may have on future generations.

8:30 AM – Opening remarks by The Hill Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack

8:35 AM – Keynote interview with Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-08)

8:50 AM – The Annie E. Casey Foundation President Patrick McCarthy and Vice President, External Affairs, Lisa Hamilton in conversation with Visiting Fellow, The Center for Public Justice and The Washington Post Columnist, Michael Gerson

9:00 AM – Discussion with Doug O’Brien, Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs, Domestic Policy Council, The White House and Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution.

9:30 AM – Program concludes


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