Rubio plans anti-poverty offensive

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans to deliver a major speech on the federal government’s war on poverty Wednesday, an effort to boost his political profile after a rocky 2013.

Rubio will call for reforms to anti-poverty programs, which have had a mixed record of success since President Lyndon Baines Johnson launched them 50 years ago. Rubio will speak at 2:30 pm Wednesday in the Capitol’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Room just off the Senate floor.

The Florida senator released a video messaging over the weekend criticizing what he called LBJ’s failed effort.

“For millions of Americans living in poverty, the American Dream does not seem reachable — and that’s unacceptable,” he said Sunday. “After 50 years, isn’t it time to declare big government’s war on poverty a failure?”

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