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Dec 14, 2021 Opinion Article

Today, more than ever before, too many Americans are doubting the American Dream. Single moms in Bridgeport, workers in Racine and families throughout rural America fear their kids will not be able to better their position in life. That is not how Americans have ever understood our future.

Dec 13, 2021 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 2:30pm ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, will hold a press conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the importance of the historic early childhood development investments in the...
Dec 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On December 9th, 2021, the U.S. Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth held a bipartisan roundtable discussion with representatives from the financial services sector to shed light on how they can work with Congress to expand and improve banking services, increase access to capital, and prioritize...
Dec 8, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – On December 8th, 2021, the U.S. Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a hearing titled, “Growing our Economy by Investing in Families: How Supporting Family Caregiving Expands Economic Opportunity and Benefits All Americans” to listen to experts...
Dec 3, 2021 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, December 9, 2021, 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 roundtable event titled, “America’s Unbanked and Underbanked,” to examine how Congress can work with financial institutions and...
Dec 2, 2021 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 11:00am 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 titled “Growing our Economy by Investing in Families: How Supporting Family Caregiving Expands Economic Opportunity..."...
Nov 17, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On November 17th, 2021, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a bipartisan roundtable discussion to hear from experts on the measurement of economic well-being on ways the Select Committee, and policymakers more broadly...
Nov 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, announced key staffing positions for the Select Committee leading into 2022. “I am pleased to welcome this experienced and talented staff to the committee,” said Chairman Himes...
Nov 16, 2021 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 10:00 – 11:30am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), the Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, will hold a bipartisan roundtable event with economic experts on the measurement of economic well-being to better...
Nov 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On November 15th, 2021, the U.S. Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a bipartisan roundtable discussion with national interfaith clergy to learn more about practical economic development efforts in rural, suburban, and urban communities. This...

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Apr 13, 2022 In The News

MILWAUKEE— Monday marked the start of the district work week for Congress. And while most lawmakers returned to their own districts, Rep. Jim Himes, D-Connecticut spent the first half of the week in Wisconsin.

Apr 13, 2022 In The News

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin), whose district includes Milwaukee, hosted a Tuesday tour of Milwaukee neighborhoods for Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wisconsin) of Kenosha. On a charter bus tour through Milwaukee's Bronzeville, Harambee, Lindsay Heights and Amani neighborhoods this week, a group of U.S.

Apr 13, 2022 In The News

This week, members of the U.S. Congress are taking a closer look at economic disparities between communities of color and white neighborhoods in southeastern Wisconsin. That look included a bus tour and congressional hearing in Milwaukee Tuesday.

Apr 12, 2022 In The News

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore led a bus tour Tuesday through Milwaukee, during which those aboard commented how the community, once regarded as the “Harlem of the Midwest," has evolved into one of the most segregated cities in the country.

Apr 12, 2022 In The News

On April 11, 2022, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth 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.

Apr 12, 2022 In The News

Milwaukee activists shined a spotlight on the struggles some of the city's marginalized residents face in achieving homeownership when they met on Tuesday afternoon with a U.S. House of Representatives committee visiting the city and focusing on the topic.

Apr 12, 2022 In The News

MILWAUKEE — House lawmakers are mulling the future of the middle class, as economic challenges and inflation continue to burden Americans.

Apr 12, 2022 In The News

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Representatives Gwen Moore (D) and Bryan Steil (R), and Connecticut Representative Jim Himes (D) toured Milwaukee neighborhoods on Tuesday to learn about the economic disparities that exist.

They are all a part of the House Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. Rep. Himes serves as the Chair of the committee.

Apr 11, 2022 In The News

SOMERS — The message from higher-education leaders to Congress: Invest in infrastructure. Invest in education. Cut red tape.

In a rare hearing outside of Washington D.C., the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth held a hearing in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center on Monday afternoon.

Apr 11, 2022 In The News

EXCLUSIVE: Democrats and Republicans from the House Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth are in Wisconsin this week to meet with local leaders to discuss issues facing their communities, and hope to work in a bipartisan way to address those challenges, telling Fo

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