Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Tim Scott will moderate a forum this Saturday on poverty with seven GOP presidential candidates where they will discuss their ideas for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity in America.
Speaker Ryan previewed the poverty summit with Yahoo! News’ Katie Couric earlier in the week, saying, “ The promise of this country isn’t something that people see for themselves – that there are generations and communities where people don’t believe that this ‘American Idea’ is there for them. And if the American Idea is not there for everybody, then it’s really not there at all.
"I believe, fundamentally, that we can offer better ideas as conservatives by applying our principles to the problem of poverty to showing better solutions,” said Speaker Ryan.
The event will be live streamed at www.OpportunityLives.com and feature:
- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
- Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
- Retired businesswoman Carly Fiorina
- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich
- U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
Stay tuned for updates and more on what GOP candidates had to say on the fight to expand opportunity for all.
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