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Pelosi announces creation of select committee on economic inequality


#House #Speaker #Nancy #Pelosi#Nancy #PelosiWill #Pelosi bail out the GOP on election controversy 2020 was the year of pain, misery and GOP indifference #McConnell blocks vote on K checks, signals new package MORE (D-Calif.) on #Wednesday announced the creation of a new select committee to study and recommend proposals to combat wealth inequality.

“As #House #Speaker, I am proud to announce the creation of the new, bipartisan #Select #Committee on #Economic #Disparity and #Fairness in #Growth, which will be an essential force in #Congressional #Democrats’ action to combat the crisis of income and wealth disparity in #America,” #Pelosi said in a statement.

The announcement of the committee, which will be formed in the 117th #Congress that starts this weekend, comes amid concerns from economists of a “K-shaped” recovery from the coronavirus-related economic downturn in which higher-income people recover faster than lower-income people.

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“Clearly, the disparities in income and equity in our country are vast. #We’ve known that. They’ve only gotten worse, and the pandemic, again, puts it in sharper focus,” #Pelosi said during a news conference on #Wednesday.

#Pelosi said the committee is modeled after a committee that #President #Franklin #Roosevelt and #Congress created after the #Great #Depression. #She said the panel will not be a legislative committee but will make recommendations and work with other committees on issues such as economic fairness, access to education and workforce development.

#Earlier this year, #Pelosi created a #Select #Subcommittee on the #Coronavirus #Crisis, which is led by #House #Majority #Whip #James #Clyburn (D-S.C.). #Pelosi announced earlier this week that that panel will continue to work in the new #Congress.

#Tal #Axelrod contributed.





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https://thehill.com/policy/finance/532099-pelosi-announces-creation-of-select-committee-on-economic-inequality

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