Jun 06 2008
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn Maloney, Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) respectively, held a hearing on the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly employment figures with Deputy Commissioner Philip L. Rones on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 9:30 am in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562. The hearing, entitled “The Employment Situation: May 2008” addressed the new jobs report released that morning. The first panel examined the change in national unemployment rates and non-farm payroll employment figures over the past month. The hearing’s second panel's focus was on how industries dominated by women are likely to be impacted as the downturn evolves and the economic stress that this will put on families, especially if budget shortfalls lead to service cutbacks and job losses in state and local government. As families struggle economically with less while trying to work more, policies that alleviate the squeeze that they face trying to balance work and family will become more important to implement.
Video of Senator Schumer's Opening Statement
May 14 2008
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) conviened a Joint Economic Committee (JEC) hearing to examine the current systemic risk in the U.S. financial system and the possible government and private sector solutions to protect the economy against those ongoing risks. The hearing, entitled, “Wall Street to Main Street: Is the Credit Crisis Over and What Can the Federal Government Do to Prevent Unnecessary Systemic Risk in the Future?” was held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 9:30 am in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building. Amidst serious economic troubles, the JEC heard from the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Paul Volcker, and experts including Douglas Elmendorf of the Brookings Institution. The expert panels helped committee evaluate the risks posed to the financial systems and offer possible solutions.
May 02 2008
Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 562
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn Maloney, Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) respectively, held a hearing on the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly employment figures with Commissioner Keith Hall on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 9:30 am in the
216 Hart Senate Office BuildingU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) convened a Joint Economic Committee (JEC) hearing to examine skyrocketing food prices and their impact on the pocketbooks of already-struggling middle-class families. In the wake of across-the-board price increases of groceries throughout the nation, U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Dr. Joseph Glauber offered his assessment of the underlying causes behind the dire food crisis. A representative from America’s Second Harvest, the largest domestic hunger relief organization, and the President of the National Farmer’s Union, as well as other food industry experts were on the panel.
Apr 04 2008
Apr 02 2008
106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Mar 07 2008
628 Dirksen Senate Office Building - 9:30 am
Mar 06 2008
2154 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. – Joint Economic Vice Chair Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Subcommittee of Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia held a hearing examining the merits of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2007 (HR 3799) on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 9:30am. The Hearing, entitled “Investing in the Future of the Federal Workforce: Paid Parental Leave to Improve Recruitment and Retention,” highlighted the benefits of providing all federal employees with eight weeks of full pay for leave taken for the birth or adoption of a child. Currently, the federal government only provides employees with access to 12 weeks of unpaid leave through the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, which many workers cannot afford to take. Witnesses included representatives from the federal government, leading policy analysts specializing in paid family and medical leave, unions that represent federal workers, and an employee who recounted the challenges she has faced because of the unpaid leave policy currently in place.
106 Dirksen Senate Office Building