Hearing on Infrastructure and Economic Growth

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 10:30am
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

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Hearing Focused on the Impact of Infrastructure Investments in Expanding Economic Opportunities for All Americans


WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 10:30am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, held a hybrid hearing examining how infrastructure can be both a conduit and a barrier to inclusive economic growth. During this hearing, “Connecting Americans to Prosperity: How Infrastructure can Bolster Inclusive Economic Growth,” Select Committee Members had the opportunity to discuss how infrastructure investment has historically yielded significant economic growth, how some past infrastructure policies have negatively impacted underserved and marginalized communities, as well as identify solutions and best practices to build smart 21st century infrastructure that will help every American to reach their full economic potential.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Dr. Carlos Martín, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Director of the Remodeling Futures Program (on leave), Harvard University  (Written Testimony)
  • Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Co-Editor-In-Chief of TechTank, The Brookings Institution  (Written Testimony)
  • Mr. Rick Wade, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce  (Written Testimony)
  • Ms. Eileen Higgins, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County, District 5  (Written Testimony)
  • Mr. Neal Crabtree, Foreman, Pipeline Welder  (Written Testimony)

Additional Testimony Submitted for the Record:

  • Ms. Elizabeth SkidmoreBusiness Representative / Organizer, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters  (Written Testimony)

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117th Congress