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Hearing: Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis

301 Russell Senate Office Building

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A hearing before the Joint Economic Committee will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., in room 301 of the Russell Senate Office Building.                                    

Hearing:        “Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis.”

Witnesses:   Panel I

                       The Honorable James Lankford
                       U. S. Senator from Oklahoma

                       The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
                       U. S. Senator from New Hampshire            

                        Panel II

                       Mr. Bill Crim, President and CEO
                       United Way of Salt Lake
                       Salt Lake City, Utah

                       Dr. Una Osili, Professor of Economics and Philanthropic        
                       Studies and Associate Dean for Research and International Programs
                       Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
                       Indianapolis, Indiana

Date:              2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2020 

Location:       301 Russell Senate Office Building

Chairman Mike Lee presiding.

Chairman Mike Lee's Opening Statement

Vice Chair Don Beyer's Opening Statement

Members may attend in-person or by videoconference.

For this hearing, the Joint Economic Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

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. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available at  

All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing begins. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service should contact Amalia Halikias at (202) 577-9447.