Rep. Kat Cammack advocates for improving economic opportunity to benefit all Americans

Press release from House Select Committee on the Economy Republicans

Yesterday, the House Select Committee on the Economy held a hearing titled “Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy: How Improving Economic Opportunity Benefits Us All.” Families and workers, regardless of race, are being crushed by failed economic policies after one year of one-party rule.

During the hearing, Republicans highlighted the progress made prior to the pandemic and how policies implemented by the Trump Administration led to a robust economy. In 2019, communities of color saw record growth in real median wages. Median household income grew for blacks at a rate of 7.9 %, Hispanics at 7.1%, and Asian Americans at 10.6%. All of these were higher than the national average of 6.9%. Unfortunately, many of these wage gains have been erased over the last year because of poor policy choices.

The Republican witness for this hearing was Mr. Ian Rowe from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), who focused on education and upward mobility, family formation, and education.

“If you assume that almost every racial disparity has race-based causality, then you almost always tend to come up with narrow, race-based solutions as opposed to universal interventions that can help kids of all races,” said Republican witness, Ian Rowe.

Republicans on the Committee agree that we should be promoting policies that encourage workers to get back to work, reduce regulations on businesses to help workers succeed, and encourage investment in communities across the country.

“What’s best economically for all is best for economically for communities of color.  The opposite is true.  What is worse economically for all is worse economically for communities of color.” said Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01).

“When you only offer more government and more spending, without it being paid for, not only are we bankrupting our country, but we are bankrupting our culture,” said Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-08).

“We know that children raised in families with two parents are more likely to attend college [as you mentioned] and are more physically and emotionally healthy, and less likely to use drugs or get involved in criminal activity,” said Rep. Stephanie Bice (OK-05).

Rep. Kat Cammack (FL-#) said, “By giving more money to the government, we, the American people, keep less in our pockets. This doesn’t grow on a tree. It’s pretty simple, the more the government spends, the less we, the American people, get to keep.  It’s clear that the administration’s plans are not working,” said Rep. Kat Cammack (FL-03).

The hearing can be found on the Committee’s YouTube page. 

You can learn more about the Select Committee on the Economy by visiting our website or following the committee on Facebook and Twitter

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