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Beyer Appointed to Joint Economic Committee

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Washington, March 4, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
U.S. Representative Don Beyer was appointed to the Joint Economic Committee by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi last night.

“I am honored to have the chance to serve on the Joint Economic Committee. I hope to use my 40 years of experience running our family business as we fight for the rights of working families to create a new, sustainable American economy. It is time we give our families and women – who make up half of the workforce and are breadwinners in over 40% of American households – the support they need. Ensuring women’s success in the workforce is the best way to jumpstart the middle class economy,” said Rep. Beyer.

“Congressman Beyer has been a champion for middle class families in his district right from day one,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  “On the Joint Economic Committee, he will serve as a forceful and effective voice for bigger paychecks, better infrastructure, stronger education and greater opportunity as the bedrock of a bright future for our economy and our country.”

Rep. Beyer was named alongside Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) and Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC). They join Ranking Member Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

The Joint Economic Committee is a bicameral Committee composed of ten members from the Senate and ten from the House of Representatives. There are ten Democrats and ten Republicans on the Committee. The main purpose of the Committee is to make a continuing study of matters relating to the US economy,  hold hearings, perform research and advise Members of Congress.

To learn more about the Joint Economic Committee, click here.
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