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Joint Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Census Data Collection

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service & Census Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-TX), released a joint staff report t...
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Federal Reserve Continues Tapering; Lays Groundwork for Norm...

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement on today’s decision of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to reduce its purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities to $5 billion per month and reduce its purchases of longer-te...
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Obama Recovery Continues to Disappoint

Rep. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee commented on today’s employment situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that the economy added 142,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (134,000 in the private sector) and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1% during ...
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Associated Media

Weekly Economic Update: September 1-5, 2014

The ISM index increased 1.9 points to a higher-than-expected 59.0 for August. Construction spending increased 1.8% in July. Vehicle sales jumped 6.4% to an annual rate of 17.53 million vehicles. Factory orders jumped 10.5% in July. The U.S. trade deficit shrank slightly to $40.5 billion in July. In ...
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Weekly Economic Update: August 25-29, 2014

New home sales slowed to a lower-than-expected 412,000 annual sales rate in July. Durable orders jumped 22.6% in July due to aircraft orders. The S&P Case-Shiller home price index fell 0.2% in June. In a 2nd estimate of the 2nd quarter of 2014, GDP grew 4.2% annualized. The pending home sales index ...
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Weekly Economic Update: August 18-22, 2014

The consumer price index rose 0.1% in July while core CPI also increased 0.1%. Housing starts increased a higher-than-expected 15.7% to an annualized pace of 1.093 million units. Building permits jumped 8.1% in July to an annualized pace of 1.052 million units. Existing home sales increased 2.4% to ...
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U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabiliti...

The findings in this report are based on the Committees’ review of thousands of documents obtained during the course of the joint investigation, as well as witness interviews. Documents and testimony obtained by the Committees did not show a link between the data falsification that occurred in the P...
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From Impeding to Empowering Entrepreneurs: A Review of State...

Job churn has slowed in recent years, and labor force participation has declined among the young and prime working-age individuals. Expanding firms are adding fewer jobs on average than they have in the past. The Brookings Institution finds that overall “business dynamism,” the continual process of ...
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Washington is the Worst Place to set a Minimum Wage

Supporters of federal minimum wage legislation portray it as an antipoverty device, claiming that it has no adverse employment effects. Some empirical studies even find no employment losses from minimum wage increases, and minimum wage advocates use these studies to argue that the federal governmen...
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