Chairman Himes to Hold Select Committee Roundtable on Serving Unbanked and Underbanked Americans
Event Will Examine How Public and Private Institutions can Work Together to Expand Access to Financial Services
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 10:00am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, will hold a roundtable event titled, “America’s Unbanked and Underbanked,” to examine how Congress can work with financial institutions and private sector stakeholders to expand access to banking services for underserved communities. The bipartisan discussion will also center on affordable access to regular checking and savings accounts for the unbanked and underbanked, with a focus on best practices and efforts by the federal government to enhance financial service options to historically marginalized populations.
WHAT:U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth Roundtable: “America’s Unbanked and Underbanked” WHEN: Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:00am ET – 12:00pm ET WHERE: 2008 Rayburn House Office Building WHO: Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01) Select Committee Members
Robert E. James, II, Chairman – National Bankers Association; AND President - Carver Development CDE, LLC, an affiliate of Carver State Bank
Wole Coaxum, CEO - MoCaFi
Ines Polonius, CEO - Communities Unlimited
Aaron Klein, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Justin Fisk, Director of Research and Policy, Online Lender’s Alliance
WATCH: A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Select Committee’s website.