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Joint Economic Committee Democrats Chairman - Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)

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Today, JEC Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA), Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA) highlighted the critical need to address the Medicaid coverage gap, which is the result of Republican state officials’ refusal to accept generous federal funding to expand their state Medicaid programs.
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 reported the December Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, a slower pace than in November (0.8 percent). Over the last 12 months, inflation has risen 7.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted. The index for gas prices, a major contributor to recent inflation numbers, went down by 0.5 percent in December.
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 199,000 in December and the unemployment rate declined to 3.9%, a new pandemic-era low. The unemployment rate was 7.1% for Black workers, 4.9% for Hispanic workers and 3.8% for Asian workers.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), the Chairman of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and author of the Digital Asset Market Structure and Investor Protection Act today issued the following statement as the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on digital assets:
The Joint Economic Committee released a new report detailing the devastating consequences for families, communities and businesses of failing to act on climate change. Unchecked, the economic and social costs of climate change will continue to compound, harming working families through reduced wages, property loss, and worse health outcomes. In 2020 alone, extreme weather events and climate disasters cost the United States over $100 billion.
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 210,000 in November and the unemployment rate declined to 4.2%, a new pandemic-era low. The unemployment rate was 6.7% for Black workers, 5.2% for Hispanic workers and 3.8% for Asian workers.