Minority Response to the 2022 Economic Report of the President
The Joint Economic Committee is responsible for responding to the Economic Report of the President (hereafter “Report”) as part of advising Congress on policies that promote the objectives of the Employment Act of 1946—to pursue maximum purchas...
The Economic Cost of Abortion
In recent weeks, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other economists have argued that restricting abortion would negatively affect the economy, particularly by diminishing the labor market outcomes of women. These arguments overlook the f...
State Inflation Tracker: May 2022
Americans are facing the highest inflation rates in decades, making it harder for them to afford everyday goods and more expensive to raise their families. Each month coinciding with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of the Consumer Price...
Reforming Supplemental Security Income to Better Serve Children with Disabilities
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is the largest cash assistance program for low-income Americans. The program was created to serve the low-income elderly and disabled Americans who cannot support themselves.