I was excited to see today that the progressive Center for American Progress has just come out with a new national anti-poverty strategy report. This is important news, because the CAP seems to be playing a larger and larger role in influencing policymakers in Washington.
I haven’t had time to dig into the report yet, but I was glad to see in the executive summary that asset-building represents one of four guiding principles for the new strategy.
Does this foreshadow greater attention to be paid to domestic poverty in the years ahead, following the recent changes in leadership in congress? According to an op-ed in today’s Washington Post by staff of the Center for American Progress, we have reason to be optimistic.
“Today, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing devoted to discussing solutions to poverty. It will be their fourth poverty-focused hearing this year, and it’s clear that they want to do more than just talk.”
I’ll be eager to see how this unfolds.