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Carolyn Jane Bosher Maloney (born February 19, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district, serving since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic...

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Rep Carolyn B. Maloney, Vice Chair, Joint Economic Committee

US Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairman and Vice Chair respectively of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), held a hearing on poverty in the United States on Thursday, September 25, 2008. The JEC hearing entitled, Leave No Family Behind: How Can We Reduce the Rising Number of Americans Families Living in Poverty?, featured Mayor David N. Cicilline and poverty experts who will examine whether the outdated federal poverty measurements are preventing resources from reaching families and elderly Americans and what legislation may be appropriate to drastically reduce the number of US families living in poverty. Since 2000, the number of Americans living in poverty jumped by 5.7 million to 37.3 million; and the poverty rate rose to 12.5 percent in 2007.
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