Today is National Farmers Day. Young people are choosing to farm! The number of young #farmers grew 2.2% from 2007-2012. In some states, the number jumped by 20% or more. Read more about farmers in the #Ag section of our rural report: bit.ly/2MjPr7B #NationalFarmersDay
Today, Senate Republicans voted against overturning the Trump administration’s rule expanding “junk” insurance plans. These plans allow insurance companies to sell lower-value plans and skirt nearly all federal consumer protections, including discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions.. Read more here: bit.ly/2QKqeFF
The economy has been adding jobs, but many working Americans still face day-to-day economic challenges. Read Ranking Member Senator Martin Heinrich's statement on the September #JobsReport: bit.ly/2E2BqMb
#ICYMI the gender #PayGap is still a serious setback for working women. In 2017, women’s median full-time, year-round earnings were 80.5% that of men’s. Read more in this week’s economic snapshot: bit.ly/2ydg6h5
In 2016, the cities of Nashua and Manchester, #NewHampshire were rocked by dozens of opioid related deaths. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and City of Manchester, NH Fire Department's EMS officer Chris Hickey responded by launching “Safe Stations” throughout the two cities. Now, anyone who needs help with addiction can go to any fire station, 24/7, and receive streamlined access to supportive services. The programs have helped over 3,000 people so far. Read more in our latest innovation spotlight: bit.ly/2OAStsM
Democrats & Republicans can agree on something: We need more detailed data in order to understand how the #economy is working (or not working) for Americans at all income levels. Congress should pass Senator Chuck Schumer & Senator Martin Heinrich's Measuring Real Income Growth Act.
Dr. Heather Boushey is the Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She testified at the JEC hearing entitled "Examining the Rise of American Earnings and Living Standards" on Sept. 26, 2018.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following statement at yesterday’s hearing entitled “Examining the Rise of American Earnings and Living Standards.”
For too many families who are struggling financially, the American Dream seems out of reach. When families cannot make ends meet, children grow up without the resources they need to thrive later in life. Federal investments addressing child poverty set future generations up for success and fuel a strong, vibrant economy. Read the full report at http://bit.ly/2x3Mm5p
The Republican tax bill increased our national debt by about $1.9 trillion, in the form of costly breaks for corporations and the wealthy. How do Republicans plan on paying for this? By cutting the benefits Americans depend on the most. Ranking Member Sen. Martin Heinrich questioned Republican witnesses about this during a recent JEC hearing.