Chairman Himes to Hold Select Committee Hearing on Race and Economic Disparity

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:30am
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Hearing will Focus on Strategies to Dismantle Current and Past Barriers that have Prevented Communities of Color from Achieving the American Dream


WASHINGTON – On Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:30am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, will hold a hybrid hearing examining economic disparities among communities of color and the role of discriminatory and exclusionary policies throughout our country’s history. During our first hearing of 2022 titled “Race, Ethnicity and the Economy: How Improving Economic Opportunity Benefits All,” Select Committee Members will have the opportunity to discuss actions that have helped narrow disparities, identify future actions to continue addressing such inequities, and pinpoint public policy and business practice strategies to enable every American to reach their full economic potential and expand opportunities for all Americans.


U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth Hearing:
“Race, Ethnicity and the Economy: How Improving Economic Opportunity Benefits All”


Thursday, January 20, 2022
11:30am ET – 1:30pm ET


2167 Rayburn House Office Building


Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06)
Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
Select Committee Members

Dr. Valerie Wilson, Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy - Economic Policy Institute  (Written Testimony)
Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy; Founding director of the Institute for the Study of Race, Power and Political Economy - New School  (Written Testimony)
Ms. Janet Murguía, President and Chief Executive Officer - UnidosUS  (Written Testimony)
Dr. Jamie Riley, Director of Race and Justice - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  (Written Testimony)
Mr. Ian Rowe, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute  (Written Testimony)



A livestream will be available on YouTube linked here and the homepage of the Select Committee’s website


Per the Office of the Attending Physician’s guidelines, and in consultation with the Architect of the Capitol, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Committee on House Administration, the hearing room has been reconfigured to provide for social distancing. In light of current guidance from CDC and OAP, media must comply with the Committee’s COVID guidelines, including by continuing to wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Seating will be limited, and as a result, credentialed media must RSVP to attend in person. Email to RSVP.


117th Congress