Subcommittee Hearing

Child Care and Other Policy Tools to Combat Bottlenecks and Inflation

Economic Policy Date:   Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Time:   02:30 PM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC POLICY will meet in OPEN SESSION, HYBRID FORMAT to conduct a hearing entitled, “Child Care and Other Policy Tools to Combat Bottlenecks and Inflation.” The witnesses will be: The Honorable William E. Spriggs, Professor Of Economics, Howard University and Chief Economist, AFL-CIO; Ms. Melissa Colagrosso, Owner and Director, A Place To Grow Children’s Center; Ms. Kathleen Sgamma President, Western Energy Alliance; Mr. Brian Riedl, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute. Additional witnesses may be added at a later date.

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  1. The Honorable William E. Spriggs
    Professor of Economics and Chief Economist
    Howard University and AFL-CIO
  2. Ms. Melissa Colagrosso
    Owner and Director
    A Place To Grow Children’s Center
  3. Ms. Kathleen Sgamma
    Western Energy Alliance
  4. Mr. Brian Riedl
    Senior Fellow
    Manhattan Institute
  5. Mr. Walt Rowen
    President of Susquehanna Glass Co. and Co-Chair
    Small Business for America's Future