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Ga. Democrat, Paul Ryan Find Common Ground In Poverty Fight

Jan 27, 2016

Just three months after he was elected Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) urged his fellow Republican leaders to pay more attention to fighting poverty in America.  Ryan hosted a summit on the issue on Jan. 9 in South Carolina.

Poverty is an issue more frequently raised by Democrats.  But one Georgia Democrat, Atlanta-area Congressman David Scott, is delighted Ryan is calling attention to it.  Scott spoke with Denis O'Hayer on "Morning Edition" about what he supports in Ryan's poverty plan.

(Note:  The expanded version includes a discussion of Medicaid expansion and the U.S. response to ISIS.)