December 7, 2016
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Congress Nibbles on Edges of Wealth Gap: Looking at Ways to Narrow the Widening Divide Between Whites and Blacks

The Washington Independent
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Congress Nibbles on
Edges of Wealth Gap

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Looking at Ways to Narrow the Widening Divide Between Whites and Blacks
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 Congressional lawmakers face a series of barriers to getting the job done. Not only is there little recognition that such a divide exists, but the causes, according to reform advocates, are so rooted in history and engrained in policy that they're tough to iron out. Furthermore, the solutions reside largely in tax code reforms - among the thorniest issues to tackle on Capitol Hill. Advocates for closing the wealth gap say that congressional lawmakers are well behind the curve...

Analysis from TWI's Mike Lillis:
http://tinyurl.com/Poor-Get-Poorer

Mike Lillis follows Congress for The Washington Independent. He has covered health care policy with Inside Washington Publishers, and has been DC correspondent for Iowa's Waterloo Courier.
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