Heinrich To Deliver Remarks On Tackling Multigenerational Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. MT/ 4 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, will deliver remarks at the National Association of Counties Briefing on Tackling Multigenerational Cycles of Poverty and discuss how counties can work with federal partners to achieve two-generation outcomes at the local level.

Senator Heinrich has led efforts to improve the federal government's approach to ending the multigenerational cycle of poverty in New Mexico and across the country. He introduced the bipartisan Two Generation Economic Empowerment Act that takes a new approach to fighting poverty by focusing on building a strong foundation in early learning for children, and workforce development and college attainment for parents, to help them grow on a more prosperous path together. The legislation streamlines existing federal programs and funding streams, and provides more flexibility and incentives for communities to implement programs that target both parents and children. 

WHAT: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich will be a featured speaker during the National Association of Counties Briefing On Tackling Multigenerational Cycles of Poverty 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. ET

WHERE:  Capitol Visitor Center SVC 209