H.R.3381 - Child Poverty Reduction ActBarbara Lee, Danny Davis, Gerald Connolly, Lucille Roybal-Allard Poverty & Family Economics
The Child Poverty Reduction Act would establish a national target to reduce the number of children living in poverty in America by half in ten years and eliminating child poverty in twenty years, as well as institute a process to identify the most effective interventions to meet this target, including:
- Charges a Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing Child Poverty with developing a national plan, including recommendations to improve the coordination and efficiency of existing initiatives as well as recommendations for new legislation required to reach the target;
- Requires that the national plan be developed in consultation with non-governmental entities providing social services to low-income children and families, advocacy groups that directly represent low-income children and families, policy experts, and officials of State, local, and tribal governments, including the working group of the largest State and local associations, who administer or direct policy for anti-poverty programs;
- Tasks the working group with monitoring progress toward the target at the federal, state and local levels.