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* New Time* Boustany Announces Joint Hearing on How our Welfare System Can Discourage Work

June 25, 2015


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Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, today announced that the Subcommittee will hold a joint hearing on how certain welfare programs and related benefits can discourage work as a result of the high effective marginal tax rates they impose on certain populations. The hearing will be held jointly with the Subcommittee on Nutrition of the House Committee on Agriculture, which has jurisdiction over food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The joint hearing will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 9:30 A.M.

Hearing Advisory

Witness List

Casey Mulligan, Ph.D.      Testimony (Truth in Testimony)
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Chanel McCorkle of Baltimore, MD, accompanied by Marsha Netus      Testimony 1 (Truth in Testimony) Testimony 2 (Truth in Testimony)
Director of Operations at America Works, Baltimore, MD

Erik Randolph     Testimony  (Truth in Testimony)
Senior Fellow, Illinois Policy Institute

Olivia Golden     Testimony (Truth in Testimony)
Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Policy

Eugene Steuerle, Ph.D.     Testimony (Truth in Testimony)
Senior Fellow, Urban Institute