POSTPONED: JEC Hearing on Job Creation and Economic Growth (Feb. 9)

Feb 08 2010 2:39 PM

POSTPONED: Joint Economic Committee Hearing on Job Creation
and Economic Growth Has Been POSTPONED

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), will hold a hearing to discuss ways to promote job creation, as well as discuss the short-term outlook for employment and economic growth.  The hearing entitled, “The Road to Economic Recovery: Policies to Create Jobs and Continue Growth,” has been POSTPONED and will take place ON A DAY AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED.

The JEC will hear from expert witnesses regarding: the short-term outlook for employment and GDP, including some recent CBO forecasts; best practices to create jobs in the private sector, including the design of an employer tax credit; and forecasts of growing sectors of the economy and the regional employment implications of that growth.
WHAT:     Hearing on “The Road to Economic Recovery: Policies to Create Jobs and Continue Growth”

WHEN:        POSTPONED, Rescheduled Day and Time TBA

WHERE:     210 Cannon House Office Building

WHO:         Panel I

The Honorable Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director,
Congressional Budget Office
Washington, DC     

The Honorable Alan Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Co-Director of Center for Economic Policy Studies
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ                

Dr. Lawrence Katz, Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics and Research Associate of the NBER
Harvard University
Boston, MA

Kevin A. Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute
Washington, DC

Panel II

The Honorable Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman
Evercore Partners
New York, NY

Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
Moody’s Economy.com
Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Jeffrey Joerres, CEO
Manpower Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Mr. James Sherk, Bradley Fellow in Labor Policy
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC

The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy.
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