(WASHINGTON) – In the United States today, there are more than 3.4 million unemployed workers who have been searching for a job for longer than six months. While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and across the political spectrum consistently rank addressing unemployment as a top priority, there has been little bipartisan action to spur job creation in recent years.
, the Congressional Full Employment Caucus – founded by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) – will hold panel discussing this crisis, entitled “Bipartisan Solutions to Long-Term Unemployment,” at in 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. This panel will bring together a diverse range of leading thinkers to identify proven bipartisan solutions - that Congress can pass immediately - to combat the ongoing employment crisis in the United States and get Americans back to work.
This event will be moderated by Arthur Delaney with the Huffington Post, and esteemed panelists include: Betsey Stevenson, a Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisors; Michael Strain, a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; Judy Conti, Federal Advocacy Coordinator with the National Employment Law Project; and Heidi Shierholz, an Economist at the Economic Policy Institute.
For further information about the panel discussion or the Congressional Full Employment Caucus, please contact Erik Sperling in the Office of Congressman John Conyers, Jr. at 202-225-5126 or Erik.Sperling@mail.house.gov.
“Bipartisan Solutions to Long-Term Unemployment” Panel
Ø Moderator – Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post
Ø Host – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)
Ø Host – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.)
Ø Host – Congresswoman Marcy Kaputer (D-Ohio)
Ø Betsey Stevenson – Member, White House Council of Economic Advisors
Ø Michael Strain – Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Ø Judy Conti – Federal Advocacy Coordinator, National Employment Law Project
Ø Heidi Shierholz – Economist, Economic Policy Institute
Tuesday, June 24th, 1:00 pm
2226 Rayburn House Office Building