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Reason #21: Involuntary Part-Time Employment Remains Nearly Double Pre-Recession Levels
July 29, 2014
Involuntary Part-Time Employment Remains Nearly Double Pre-Recession Levels. The number of part-time workers who would prefer to work full-time has nearly doubled since 2007 to 7.5 million. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. ________________ As introduced on June 17, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Camp is listing 40 reasons for the Senate to pass the 40 jobs bills the House has already approved. The reasons define the distress Americans continue to feel in the “new norm... More
Opening Statements
Johnson Opening Statement: Hearing on What Workers Need to Know About Social Security as They Plan for Their Retirement
July 29, 2014
Yesterday, the Social Security Board of Trustees – folks who provide us with the results of Social Security’s annual financial check-up – again sounded the alarm over Social Security’s financial health. Unless Congress does its job, full benefits can’t be paid on time beginning in just two years for those receiving disability benefits. Further, when today’s 48- year old workers reach their full retirement age in 2033, they and everyone else receiving retirement and survivor benefits will see a ... More
Opening Statements
Nunes Opening Statement: Hearing on Advancing the U.S. Trade Agenda - Trade with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act
July 29, 2014
Good afternoon. Welcome to today’s hearing on advancing our trade agenda and trade with Africa. Before hearing from our witnesses, I’d like to make three points. First, we are committed to a seamless, bipartisan renewal of AGOA well before its expiration in 15 months. Congressman Rangel and I worked closely in developing this hearing – having jointly selected all the witnesses – and we are cooperating to develop a plan for AGOA’s renewal. To improve the program, we are studying possible changes... More
The Jobs Search
Reason #20: Median Household Income Is Down $2,000 during the "Recovery"
July 28, 2014
Median Household Income Is Down $2,000 during the “Recovery.” As of May 2014, U.S. median household income is down by $2,061 from June 2009, when the Obama “recovery” began. Source: CBS MoneyWatch, The Main Reason the U.S. Economy Isn't Doing Better. ________________ As introduced on June 17, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Camp is listing 40 reasons for the Senate to pass the 40 jobs bills the House has already approved. The reasons define the distress Americans continue to feel in the “new norma... More
Press Release
Camp, Brady, Johnson Statements on 2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report
July 28, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) made the following statements upon the release of the 2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report. According to the report, at the current rate, Medicare will go bankrupt in 2030 and Social Security will not be able to pay full benefits in 2033. Rep. Camp: “This Administration continues to ignore the fast-approaching ... More
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