U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth to Host Hearing on Economic Security Programs Supporting American Livelihood

Jul 21, 2022
Media Advisory

WASHINGTON  – On Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10 am ET, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, chaired by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), will host a hearing focused on analyzing the efficiency of current programs that offer vital economic support to Americans enduring hardship.

This bipartisan hearing titled, "Building a Modern Economic Foundation: Economic Security and Income Support for 21st Century America," will bring Select Committee members and subject matter experts together to discuss the benefits of programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI). Members will also review how these programs functioned during the height of the national crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons learned from implementation of pandemic-related income support programs. Lastly, experts and Members will examine innovative solutions to modernize current and future income support programs to better serve all Americans and keep pathways to economic opportunity open.


WHAT:

U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Growth hearing
"Building a Modern Economic Foundation: Economic Security and Income Support for 21st Century America"


WHERE:

Cannon House Office Building, Room 210


WHEN:

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 10am ET


WHO:

  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Ms. Sharon Parrott, President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • The Honorable Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League
  • Ms. Michele Evermore, Deputy Director for Policy, Office of Unemployment Insurance Modernization at U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mr. Indivar Dutta-Gupta, President and Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
  • Ms. Heather Reynolds, Managing Director, Lab for Economic Opportunities, University of Notre Dame


WATCH:

This event will be livestreamed on the Select Committee's YouTube page.


RSVP:

Space is limited. Email Mauricio Armaza, Select Committee Press Secretary, to RSVP or if you have any questions.
 

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