Hearing on the Nature and Consequences of American Economic Disparity

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:00am
2359 Rayburn House Office Building

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The Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth held a hearing entitled “Hearing on the Nature and Consequences of American Economic Disparity” on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 10:00 AM ET in 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. There was one panel with the following witnesses.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Mr. Jason Furman, Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard University  (Written Statement)
  • Ms. Joi O. Chaney, Executive Director of the Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, the National Urban League  (Written Statement)
  • Prof. Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University  (Written Statement)
  • Prof. James Kenneth Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations, LBJ School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin  (Written Statement)
  • Ms. Shailly Gupta Barnes, Policy Director, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice  (Written Statement)

Download the Majority Policy Memo

117th Congress