Last month, expert witnesses told us that the economic costs of climate change will be significant. But what will these costs look like for the individuals, businesses, and communities facing severe coastal flooding and storms, decreased agricultural productivity, increased health threats, and national risks to security? To answer this question, on July 24th, the House Budget Committee will hear testimony from five expert witnesses on the impacts of climate change to coastal communities, agricultural economies, public health, and national security – and the implications for the federal budget.
Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement following House passage of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act.
The United States is home to more immigrants than any other country in the world, with more than 44 million people – nearly 14 percent of our population – born abroad. In a hearing earlier this month, “Building A More Dynamic Economy: The Benefits of Immigration,” the House Budget Committee heard from witnesses who highlighted the critical contributions immigrants make to the economy and affirmed how comprehensive immigration reform can act as an engine for job creation, innovation, economic growth, and fiscal stability.
Chairman John Yarmuth gave the following opening statement at today’s hearing examining the many ways comprehensive immigration reform would help secure our long-term fiscal health and help create a more vibrant and dynamic economy.