Amid a successful vaccination rollout and a strengthening economy, the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA) are elevating the evidence of economic progress and pushing back strongly against partisan attacks and misinformation. The economy is growing at a pace not seen in 30 years, unemployment is down, last month’s job growth exceeded expectations, and retail sales are above pre-pandemic levels, reflecting pent-up demand as people can safely resume more normal levels of economic activity.
Today, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC)—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—will hold a remote hearing titled “A Second Gilded Age: How Concentrated Corporate Power Undermines Shared Prosperity.” This hearing will examine the rise and concentration of corporate market power in the United States and how it harms consumers, workers and small businesses.

Chairman Beyer Statement on June Jobs Report

“Jobs report underscores the significant progress we are making”

Jul 02 2021

Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 850,000 in June and the unemployment rate remained statistically unchanged at 5.9 percent. The number of people who reported that they weren't looking for work because of COVID fears declined by one million. The unemployment rate was 9.2 percent for Black workers and 7.4 percent for Hispanic workers.
Today, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC)—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—will hold a remote hearing titled “The Gender Wage Gap: Breaking Through Stalled Progress.” The hearing will explore how the gender wage gap is a systemic issue in the United States that deserves a comprehensive public policy solution.
Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 559,000 in May and the unemployment rate was 5.8%—dipping below 6% for the first time since the peak of the pandemic. The unemployment rate was 9.1% for Black workers and 7.3% for Hispanic workers.

Chairman Beyer on FY2022 Budget: Empirics Should Outweigh Hypotheticals

“The physical and human infrastructure investments that the Biden Administration wants to make are the right investments at the right time, and we have the spending capacity to make them.”

May 13 2021

On Friday, May 7, in a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), made the case for why the FY2022 budget should make investments in physical and human infrastructure despite warnings from deficit hawks that the United States doesn’t have the spending capacity to do so.