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Nov 14, 2021 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Monday, November 15, 2021, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm 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 economic roundtable event with national faith leaders to learn more about the economic needs of their...
Nov 3, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – On November 3rd, 2021, the U.S. Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a hearing titled, “Our Changing Economy: The Effects of Technological Innovation, Automation, and the Future of Work,” to listen to experts on the impact of automation...
Oct 28, 2021 Media Advisory
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 10:00am 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 hearing titled “Our Changing Economy: The Economic Effects of Technological Innovation, Automation and the Future of Work,”...
Oct 18, 2021 Press Release
LORAIN – On October 18th, 2021, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth – led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) – held a field hearing in Lorain, Ohio, titled, “Renewing Prosperity in the Industrial Heartland: An Economic Agenda for Forgotten Communities,” to hear directly from local workers and civic...
Sep 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On September 27th, 2021, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth — led by Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) — held a hearing titled, “The Interconnected Economy: The Effects of Globalization on US Economic Disparity,” to listen to experts on the impacts of globalization on goods-producing...
Aug 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, announced several permanent staff positions for the committee. “I am pleased to welcome this experienced and talented staff to the committee,” said Chairman Himes. “The task before us..."...
Jul 28, 2021 Media Advisory

***For Planning Purposes Only***

What: Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth Committee: “The Nature and Consequences of American Economic Disparity.” This is the first hearing of the newly constituted select committee.

When: 10:00 am, Thursday, July 29

Jun 17, 2021 Press Release
Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed me as chair of the newly created Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. This committee will address the yawning wealth gap that hurts our economy and hurts Americans' belief that if they work hard, they can achieve the American dream. In the past fifty years...
Jun 16, 2021 Press Release
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her selection of Congressman Jim Himes to serve as Chairman of the newly created Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. The Select Committee has been tasked with finding potential policies to intervene in the nation’s growing economic disparities. The committee is...
Dec 30, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement announcing the creation in the 117th Congress of the new Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth: “As House Speaker, I am proud to announce the creation of the new, bipartisan Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth,"...

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Apr 11, 2022 In The News

(WGTD)---A Racine woman who changed careers in the middle of the pandemic after losing her food service job spoke at a congressional hearing held at UW-Parkside Monday afternoon.

The House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth has been traveling the country as it explores education-related paths that lead to the American dream.

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 8, 2022 In The News

The underlying issue with economic development in Indigenous communities, as noted by Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore is having true tribal sovereignty.

The Wisconsin congressional representative presided over the informal roundtable, “Economic Empowerment for Native Communities: Harnessing Innovation and Self Governance to Unlock Economic Potential,” Thursday morning.

Apr 7, 2022 In The News

Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation.

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— U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, is set to chair a Select Committee Economic roundtable with Native American leaders from Wisconsin and elsewhere around the country.

Apr 7, 2022 In The News

A bipartisan pair of Wisconsin congressional representatives led an informational hearing on Thursday devoted to improving economic opportunities for Native American communities, which have faced historic barriers to growth throughout the state and across the country.

Apr 5, 2022 In The News

MADISON - A congressional panel will visit Milwaukee neighborhoods next week as part of a regional tour of southeastern Wisconsin to seek input on housing and education issues.

Apr 4, 2022 In The News

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Mar 22, 2022 In The News

Republicans drilled down on inflation talking points as Democrats sought to address historic racial discrimination in the housing market and identify policies that could spar economic opportunity for disenfranchised communities. 

Mar 22, 2022 In The News

WASHINGTON, D. C. -- As the cost of buying and renting homes skyrockets faster than worker salaries increase, state and federal governments need to expand efforts like the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to increase the nation’s affordable housing supply, the head of a Cleveland non-profit housing development group told a congressional committee on Tuesday.

Feb 16, 2022 In The News

Bulldozing “Racist Infrastructure.”

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