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Joint Economic Committee Democrats Chairman - Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is a bicameral Congressional Committee composed of ten members from each the Senate and the House of Representatives.  There are ten Democrats and ten Republicans on the Committee.  The JEC was established by the Employment Act of 1946 (Public Law 304).  Its main purpose is to make a continuing study of matters relating to the US economy.  The Committee holds hearings, performs research and advises Members of Congress.