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Hearing: The Economic Impact of America’s Failure to Contain the Coronavirus


A remote hearing before the Joint Economic Committee will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. 

Hearing:        “The Economic Impact of America’s Failure to Contain the Coronavirus”

Witnesses:    Dr. Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H., Dean
                         Brown University School of Public Health
                         Providence, RI 

                         Dr. Austan D. Goolsbee
                         Robert P. Gwinn Professor
                         University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
                           Chicago, IL

                         Dr. Adam Michel, Senior Policy Analyst, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget
                         The Heritage Foundation
                           Washington, DC

                         Dr. Jeffrey A. Singer, M.D., F.A.C.S., Senior Fellow
                         Cato Institute
                           Washington, DC

Date:                2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Location:         Remote

Vice Chair Donald S. Beyer Jr. presiding.

Chairman Mike Lee's Opening Statement

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available at

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