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Mar 16, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On March 16, 2022, the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a hearing, “Big Ideas for Small Businesses: Fostering American Entrepreneurship through Starting, Sustaining, and Growing Small Businesses,” to hear from experts on the role...
Mar 11, 2022 Media Advisory

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 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 hybrid hearing examining the role that small business ownership plays in creating pathways to economic security and inclusive growth.

Mar 1, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On March 1, 2022, the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth — led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) — held a hearing, “Promoting Economic Prosperity and Fair Growth through Access to Affordable and Stable Housing,” to listen to experts on how access to safe and consistent...
Feb 25, 2022 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 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 hybrid hearing examining the role stable and affordable housing plays in creating paths to economic security and enabling every American...
Feb 22, 2022 Media Advisory
San Francisco – On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, will host two panel events with Committee Members and experts to discuss local efforts to address economic disparity and examine bold policy ideas...
Feb 9, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On February 9th, 2022, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a hearing, “Connecting Americans to Prosperity: How Infrastructure Can Bolster Inclusive Economic Growth,” to consider how to build 21st century infrastructure that connects...
Feb 3, 2022 Media Advisory
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, will hold a hybrid hearing examining how infrastructure can be both a conduit and a barrier to inclusive economic growth. During this hearing...
Jan 20, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On January 20, 2022, the U.S. Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a hearing, “Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy: How Improving Economic Opportunity Benefits All,” to listen to experts on how the legacies of discrimination and exclusionary policies...
Jan 14, 2022 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:30am 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 economic disparities among communities of color and the role of discriminatory and exclusionary policies...
Jan 7, 2022 Opinion Article
For far too many American children, the race is over before it really begins. Arbitrary factors like zip code, race and gender are determining whether those children prosper or are consigned to poverty. About half of children born into poverty in the US will spend at least half their childhoods poor. And they are much more likely to experience poverty...

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In The News

May 16, 2022 In The News

Many Americans take for granted access to traditional financial services, such as checking accounts and debit cards, simply assuming that they are universal.

May 12, 2022 In The News

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Levon Johnson was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to testify before Congress.

Johnson spoke at a hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Growth titled “Bringing Prosperity to Left-Behind Communities: Using Targeted Place-based Development to Expand Economic Opportunity.”

Apr 26, 2022 In The News

WASHINGTON – This past 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 the U.S.

Apr 26, 2022 In The News

The federal government should take concrete steps to help bolster housing in Black and other nonwhite communities in order to rectify racist practices that for decades cleaved them from white communities that benefited exclusively from support and investment, a professor who has studied the history of segregation in Milwaukee told a Congressional committee on April 13.

Apr 21, 2022 In The News

A letter authored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives requested a more efficient publishing of personal income data collected by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

The data, gathered by Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, looks at personal income information of Americans to gauge the rate of economic growth and its distribution across households. 

Apr 17, 2022 In The News

From food to fuel to housing, consumers are feeling the pinch of rising prices. Some would say it’s more like a punch or slap in the face. As corporations make record profits, they choose to raise prices instead of wages – that tells us all we need to know. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), otherwise known as AOC, is calling those corporations out, tweeting:

Apr 14, 2022 In The News

On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, we sit down with TWO incredible guests. First up, we connect with Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes.

Apr 14, 2022 In The News

The team behind Milwaukee's $66 million Community Within the Corridor affordable housing and community development is finalizing leases with commercial and residential tenants and is on track to open for the first residents in June and for full completion by November, developer Que El-Amin of Scott Crawford Inc. said.
 

Apr 14, 2022 In The News

Rent caps, support for emerging developers and direct financial support for proven housing agencies were just a few solutions to housing inequities presented this week to a select congressional committee meeting in Milwaukee.

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