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Only 4 Joint Economic Committee Members Show Up To Hearing

April 26th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

With the nation’s unemployment rate at 7.6 percent, members of Congress are fond of saying that they are focused on nothing but jobs. And yet, when Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) scheduled a Joint Economic Committee hearing on one of the biggest jobs-related crises facing the United States, just four of the committee’s 20 members bothered to show up. When the hearing on long-term unemployment began at 10:30 Wednesday morning, she was the only member in attendance. She was later joined by three other members, including two Maryland representatives, John Delaney and Elija Cummings. Delaney told the committee he believes the economic trends indicate that both overall unemployment and the challenges facing the long-term unemployed are multi-dimensional…





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