Casey hopes new bill helps eliminate child poverty in U.S.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Gerry Weiss
Erie Times News

Erie County's poverty rate for children fell by the thousands when the U.S. Census Bureau reported its most recent estimates in September.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., is hoping to not only wipe out child poverty across the Erie region, but also to eliminate it throughout the United States.

Casey is part of a team of senators that last week introduced the Child Poverty Act, a new bill that aims to eliminate child poverty across the country in 20 years.