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Jun 21, 2022 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday June 22, 2022, at 12pm ET, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – Chaired by Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) – will host a hearing titled “Tackling the Tax Code: Evaluating Fairness, Efficiency and Potential to Spur Inclusive Economic Growth.” Members and bipartisan experts...
Jun 7, 2022 Media Advisory
Rio Grande Valley – On Friday, June 17, 2022, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, chaired by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), will travel to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to conduct a series of field events across the community. Led by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), the bipartisan congressional...
May 11, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday May 11, 2022, at 12pm ET, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – Chaired by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) – hosted a hearing, “Bringing Prosperity to Left-Behind Communities: Using Targeted Place-based Development to Expand Economic Opportunity,”...
May 5, 2022 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday May 11, 2022, at 12pm ET, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – Chaired by Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) – will host a hearing, “Bringing Prosperity to Left-Behind Communities: Using Targeted Place-based Development to Expand Economic Opportunity.” Select Committee...
Apr 21, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo regarding the importance of fully funding the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s (BEA's) Distributing Personal Income data series. The Select Committee strongly urged...
Apr 13, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On April 13, 2022, the U.S. Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a hearing, “(Im)Balance of Power: How Market Concentration Affects Worker Compensation and Consumer Prices,” to hear from experts on how market imbalances lead to...
Apr 7, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On April 7, 2022, the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a roundtable, “Economic Empowerment for Native Communities: Harnessing Innovation and Self-Governance to Unlock Economic Potential,” to hear from experts on pathways for...
Apr 5, 2022 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – 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) – will travel to the State of Wisconsin to conduct a series of field events in Kenosha and Milwaukee focusing on higher education, affordable housing, and community...
Apr 4, 2022 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 10:00am ET, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth will hold a roundtable, “Economic Empowerment for Native Communities: Harnessing Innovation and Self-Governance to Unlock Economic Potential,” examining pathways for Native American communities...
Mar 30, 2022 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 12:00 pm 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 how power concentration leads to greater economic disparities for employees and consumers alike. During...

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Aug 8, 2022 In The News

What does it take to reduce economic disparity? A Congressional committee wants to know, and is visiting Seattle this week to find some answers.

Aug 2, 2022 In The News

Experts from the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) are no strangers to testifying before congressional committees.

Jul 19, 2022 In The News

Joint Center Vice President of Policy Jessica Fulton participated in the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth’s roundtable discussion focused on improving and restoring rural economic growth, Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Jul 12, 2022 In The News

Congress has a chance to reduce child poverty by about 

Jul 8, 2022 In The News

The rich-poor divide is a growing problem in many societies: it needs urgently addressing because it effectuates 

Jun 22, 2022 In The News

 House Republicans and Democrats went after one another in a hearing Wednesday, arguing over whether America's most wealthy are paying their fair share of income taxes.

The U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth hosted a hearing on tax policy focused on inclusive growth, which led to the debate.

Jun 18, 2022 In The News

From the lack of interstate connectivity and how that impacts international commerce, to drainage infrastructure gaps, to expanding broadband access, officials here spoke of the Rio Grande Valley’s vast infrastructure needs as an underfunded but burgeoning metropolitan area.

Jun 17, 2022 In The News

WESLACO, Texas – U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez has announced that the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth will visit the Rio Grande Valley.

Gonzalez said the select committee, chaired by Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut, will conduct a series of field events across the community.

Jun 17, 2022 In The News

Several members of Congress Friday toured a "colonia" near the southern border close to McAllen, Texas, viewing what Rep. Vicente Gonzalez called "third world conditions" that exist in the United States.

Jun 10, 2022 In The News

Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes is pessimistic about near-term relief from sky-high gas prices as the national average nears $5 a gallon. Rep. Himes, a supporter of President Biden, says the administration's options are limited. 

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