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JEC HEARING: The Impact of the Recovery Act on Economic Growth


Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC,) will convene a hearing to examine the impact the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has had on the US economy in light of to-be-released Third Quarter GDP data.  The hearing entitled, “The Impact of the Recovery Act on Economic Growth,” will take place on Thursday October 29, 2009 at 10 a.m. in room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  Dr. Steven Landefeld will report to the committee on that morning’s GDP release, and the second panel of economists will examine the Recovery Act’s impact on GDP growth, as well as the potential for additional government actions to bolster labor markets.  
WHAT:   JEC Hearing: The Impact of the Recovery Act on Economic Growth
WHO:     Panel I: Dr. J. Steven Landefeld, Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U. S. Department of Commerce
Panel II: Dr. Karen Dynan, Vice President, Co-Director of the Economic Studies Program and Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Dr. Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s
Dr. Kevin A. Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy, American Enterprise Institute               
WHEN:   10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2009
WHERE: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building       

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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