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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

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 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 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. 

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.