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Field Hearing

In Chicago, Witnesses Highlight the Power of Work to Lift People Out of Poverty

April 12, 2024 — Blog

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Inside the nation’s oldest faith-based homeless shelter, witnesses shared how work made possible their journey from poverty to self-sufficiency during a Ways and Means Subcommittee on Work and Welfare hearing on Tuesday. The hearing made Congressional history as the first hearing held in a homeless shelter by a House ...

One Year Later: Small Business Voices Shape Tax Package at Field Hearing in West Virginia

February 06, 2024 — Field Hearing

Washington, d.c. - One year ago today, the Ways and Means Committee held the first hearing under the Republican majority inside a lumber facility in Petersburg, West Virginia. The Committee heard from a lumber industry veteran, a mom of three and local restaurant owner, a veteran and co-owner of a local distillery, and a West Virginia native who has ...

In North Carolina, Patients, Doctors, and Local Leaders Share Challenges of Accessing Health Care in Rural Communities

October 17, 2023 — Blog

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – During visits to three health care facilities in eastern North Carolina, members of the Ways and Means Committee met with and heard directly from doctors, nurses, patients, and local leaders about the difficulty of accessing quality health care in rural America. Having to rely on larger urban hospitals for specialized care, ...