Field Hearing in Kenosha, Wisconsin: "Pathways to Opportunity: Lessons from Kenosha"

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 2:30pm
Kenosha, Wisconsin

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WISCONSIN – On Monday, April 11, 2002, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – Chaired by Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) – traveled to the State of Wisconsin to conduct a series of field events in Kenosha and Milwaukee focusing on higher education, affordable housing, and community workforce development.

Led by Ranking Member Rep. Bryan Steil (WI-01) and Select Committee Member Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04), the bipartisan congressional delegation had an opportunity to hear directly from local experts and community leaders about the pressing economic issues facing the region, as well as examine practical approaches to prepare workers for the rapidly changing economy, assist them in finding family-sustaining jobs, and help them secure safe and stable affordable housing. 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Monday’s field hearing, “Pathways to Opportunity: Lessons from Kenosha,” took place at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha at 1:30pm CT and focused on education paths that allow workers to enter, re-enter, and remain in the workforce. Hosted by Ranking Member Steil, lawmakers heard from witnesses on what effective solutions in Southeast Wisconsin are in place to support the needs of workers.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04)
  • Community Members and Local Civic Leaders
  • Dr. Debbie Ford, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside  (Written Statement)
  • Ms. Lindsay Blumer, President and CEO, WRTP | BIG STEP  (Written Statement)
  • Mr. Diego Ruiz, Vice President, Global Government Relations, SC Johnson  (Written Statement)
  • Dr. Brian Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College  (Written Statement)
  • Ms. Sherry Carrion, Gateway Technical College Graduate  (Written Statement)


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