Chairman Himes to Hold Select Committee Hybrid Hearing on Link Between Investing in Family Caregiving and Economic Growth

Dec 2, 2021
Media Advisory
Hearing Will Examine How Greater Access to Affordable Family Care Improves Economic Outcomes for All Americans

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 and Benefits All Americans,” to examine the link between federal investments in affordable family care and inclusive economic growth. In the wake of the House passage of the Build Back Better Act and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Select Committee members will also discuss the impact of family care access and affordability in relation to America’s economic stability and labor force.WHAT:  U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth Hybrid Hearing: “Growing our Economy by Investing in Families: How Supporting Family Caregiving Expands Economic Opportunity and Benefits All Americans”WHEN: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:00am ET – 1:00pm ETWHERE: 2118 Rayburn House Office BuildingWHO: Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04) Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01) Select Committee Members Dr. Michelle Holder, President and CEO, Washington Center for Equitable Growth Ms. Ai-jen Poo, Co-Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MacArthur Fellow Ms. Melissa Boteach, Vice President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning, National Women’s Law Center Mr. Elliot Haspel, Early-Childhood Policy Expert, and Program Officer, Education Policy and Research, Robins FoundationWATCH: A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Select Committee’s website.  RSVP: Per the Office of the Attending Physician’s guidelines, and in consultation with the Architect of the Capitol, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Committee on House Administration, the hearing room has been reconfigured to provide for social distancing. In light of current guidance from CDC and OAP, media must comply with the Committee’s COVID guidelines, including by continuing to wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Seating in the hearing room will be limited, and as a result, credentialed media must RSVP to attend in person. Email Eric.Harris@mail.house.gov to RSVP.

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