50th Anniversary on War on Poverty

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) (L) talks with Republican Study Committee Anti-Poverty Initiative Chairman Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL) as Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) speaks during a news conference on the 50th anniversary of the start of the War on Poverty at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center January 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. The War on Poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by President Johnson during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964, which led the United States Congress to pass the Economic Opportunity Act, which established the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) to administer the local application of federal funds targeted against poverty.
(Jan. 7, 2014 - Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)