Full Committee Hearing

Welfare and Poverty in America

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Member Statements

  1.  Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT)
  2.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)


  1. Dr. Pamela Loprest
    Labor Economist and Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center
    Urban Institute
    Washington , DC
  2. Ms. Aretha J. Jackson
    Disabled Veteran and TANF Recipient
    Washington , DC
  3. Dr. H. Luke Shaefer
    Associate Professor and co-author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America"
    School of Social Work and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
    Ann Arbor , MI
  4. Mr. Jon Pierpont
    Executive Director
    Utah Department of Workforce Services
    Salt Lake City , UT

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