As Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, I will continue to aggressively push to address the serious economic crisis our country faces. The Committee will focus on the economic crisis and recession as they unfold, and will be actively involved with crafting our path to recovery.
The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy. As Chair, I am committed to providing an accurate and up to date picture of our economy by holding hearings and releasing reports that review crucial aspects of our nation’s economic policy. Each week, the JEC’s staff prepares the Weekly Economic Digest. The Digest tracks and analyzes the trends of key economic indicators, such as employment, productivity, inflation, retail sales, housing starts, and the financial markets. Members of Congress and others find the digest useful as a quick reference for recent statistics on the economy.
02/12/97 - H.RES.92, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Bureau of Labor Statistics alone should make any adjustments, if any are needed, to the methodology used to determine the Consumer Price Index [105th Congress]