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News from EPI EPI’s Christian Dorsey to Testify at Progressive Caucus Hearing on “Low-Wage Work on the Federal Dime–How Our Tax Dollars Drive Inequality”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21, EPI Director of External and Government Affairs Christian Dorsey will testify at a hearing on how the federal government promotes a low-wage economy through federal contracts, hosted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Dorsey’s testimony will focus on the policy decisions that have become the primary drivers of rising inequality nationwide.

“Rising income inequality means that those at the middle and lower end of income distribution are finding food and housing increasingly unaffordable, and can’t save adequately for retirement,” Dorsey argues. “More and more, ordinary Americans are accumulating debt to maintain their living standards and invest in education and training, and are very vulnerable to economic slowdowns and displacement.”

The hearing will be live streamed on the CPC website.


What: Hoyer, Progressive Caucus to Hold Hearing on “Low-Wage Work on the Federal Dime: How Our Tax Dollars Drive Inequality”

Who: Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Christian Dorsey, Economic Policy Institute

Amy Traub, DEMOS

Federally funded low-wage workers

When: TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 21st, 3:00 p.m.

Where: 340 Cannon House Office Building

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