Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing on Challenges Facing Low-Income Individuals and Families in Today’s Economy
The Human Resources Subcommittee will hold a hearing series on moving America’s families forward. The first hearing will focus on Challenges Facing Low-Income Individuals and Families in Today’s Economy. Subsequent hearings are expected to focus on engaging low-income adults in work and training, coordinating benefit programs, reviewing lessons learned in other countries, and using evidence to ensure programs help people in need experience real progress. The hearing will take place immediately following the Human Resources Organizational Meeting at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in room B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
This hearing will focus on current labor market trends and their impact on low-income families and individuals, trends in poverty in recent years, how changing family and household dynamics impact economic wellbeing, and how Federal policy may influence these issues.