Cummings and Warren Launch “Middle Class Prosperity Project” Will Host First Forum on Economic Policies that Imperil the Middle Class

Feb 23, 2015
Press Release

TUESDAY: Cummings and Warren Launch “Middle Class Prosperity Project”

Will Host First Forum on Economic Policies that Imperil the Middle Class

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will launch a new “Middle Class Prosperity Project” to examine economic policies that threaten the middle class and identify new proposals that will ensure the middle class remains the engine of America’s economic growth.

To kick off this new project, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Warren and Cummings will hold the first in a series of congressional forums to hear directly from leading economists about how the nation’s economic system has been rigged against the middle class over the past several decades.

Cummings and Warren have a history of working together on initiatives to help the middle class and protect consumers, including partnering on key investigations into illegal foreclosures and strengthening oversight of enforcement actions in the financial sector.

Today, USA Today published an op-ed by Warren and Cummings introducing their new Project and announcing tomorrow’s forum:

WHAT:                        

Warren and Cummings Host First Forum on Economic Policies Affecting the Middle Class

                       

PANELISTS:                

Dr. Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Dr. Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s Rating Services

Dr. Gerald Jaynes, Professor of Economics and African American Studies at Yale University

Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University

 

WHEN:                      

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. EST

 

WHERE:                   

216 Hart Senate Office Building

 

Issues: 
114th Congress