Rep. Jan Schakowsky Statement in Response to the Address of Pope Francis Before a Joint Meeting of Congress

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--September 24, 2015

I thank His Holiness Pope Francis for sharing his vision for the world before a Joint Meeting of Congress. He called on us as legislators and as Americans to promote the common good and meet our common needs. His message was powerful – that we need to look out for each other and for the planet we all call home.

This country is the richest on the face of the earth at the richest time in our history. Yet one in six Americans lives below the poverty line. As . . .

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