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JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS RANKING MEMBER - SENATOR MIKE LEE

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Ranking Member Mike Lee: Views and Estimates of the President’s FY2023 Budget

Today, Ranking Member Mike Lee sent a letter to the Senate Committee on the Budget providing the Joint Economic Committee’s (JEC’s) economic evaluation of the Budget of the U.S. Government for Fiscal Year 2023.

State Inflation Tracker: April 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 Index, JEC Republicans’ State Inflation Tracker estimat...

State Inflation Tracker: March 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 Index, JEC Republicans’ State Inflation Tracker estimat...

Down Syndrome and Social Capital: Assessing the Costs of Selective Abortion

World Down Syndrome Day is an important opportunity to reflect on the lives and contributions of an often overlooked group of Americans. Misconceptions about people with Down syndrome lead to a disproportionate number of diagnosed children being aborted.

The Leisure and Hospitality Industry: Short-Term Growth, Long-Term Challenges

The leisure and hospitality industry is an important barometer of our broader economic recovery, particularly among low-wage workers, and has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and related shutdowns of economic activity. After industry employment fell by 48 percent between February and Apr...

Inflation Tracker: How Much Is Inflation Costing You?

Americans this year have faced the highest inflation rates in decades, making it harder for them to afford everyday goods and more expensive to raise their families. Prior research from Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Republicans has explored inflation costs by region, giving insight into how inflati...

Building a Happy Home: Marriage Education as a Tool to Strengthen Families

Marriage can connect adults in more secure, long-term relationships, while acting as a foundation for stable home life. The best type of marriages are healthy ones, and healthy marriages are linked with positive outcomes for adults, including higher life satisfaction, greater economic well-being, an...

How Much is Inflation Costing You? It Depends on Where You Live

Americans this past year have faced the highest—and fastest climbing— inflation rates in four decades. Rapidly rising prices are harming American families, eroding the value of their paychecks, and increasing the financial strain of buying everyday goods like groceries and gasoline. Inflation is als...

To Combat Rising Energy Prices, Unleash American Production

In December 2021, the inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reached 7.0 percent—a 40 year high—about 21 percent of which was due to rising energy prices. Energy prices are most visible in the price that Americans pay at the pump—the average price for a gallon of gas rose by 50...

State Employment Reports Update

To help track state-level changes, Joint Economic Committee Republicans generate monthly summary reports for every state, based on BLS data. Each state report compiles survey data on payroll jobs and payroll changes by sector, as well as household survey data that includes the unemployment rate, the...