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What does it take to reduce economic disparity? A Congressional committee wants to know, and is visiting Seattle this week to find some answers.
Experts from the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) are no strangers to testifying before congressional committees.
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.
Congress has a chance to reduce child poverty by about
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.