Oversight Committee to Hold Series of Hearings on Trump Administration’s Attack on Children
Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with the Chairmen of the Subcommittees on Government Operations, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Economic and Consumer Policy, and Environment, announced that four Subcommittees will hold an in-depth, two-day series of hearings to examine the negative effects of regulations proposed by the Trump Administration relating to children’s poverty, housing, hunger, and health.
Chairwoman Maloney and Subcommittee Chairmen Gerry Connolly, Jamie Raskin, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Harley Rouda issued the following statement:
“The Trump Administration is systematically gutting key programs and protections that are critical to ensure our children’s welfare. This unique and extensive series of hearings will assess the detrimental impact of the Administration’s regulatory actions on child poverty, housing, hunger, and health.”
All of the hearings will take place in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
A livestream of all four hearings will be available here.
Subcommittee on Government Operations
“A Threat to America’s Children? The Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to the Poverty Line Calculation”
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10 a.m.
Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Sister Simone Campbell
Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby
Mr. Indi Dutta Gupta
Co-Executive Director, Center on Poverty, Georgetown Law
Ms. Amy Jo Hutchison
Organizer, Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, West Virginia
Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
“A Threat to America’s Children: The Trump Administration’s Proposal to Gut Fair Housing Accountability”
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2 p.m.
Ms. Ateira Griffin
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, BOND, Inc - Building Our Nation’s Daughters
Ms. Ellen Lee
Director of Community and Economic Development, City of New Orleans
Dr. Megan Sandel
Principal Investigator, Children’s Healthwatch, MD at Boston Medical Center
Mr. Jorge Andres Soto
Director of Public Policy, National Fair Housing Alliance
Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy
“A Threat to America’s Children: The Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program”
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10 a.m.
Ms. Lisa Davis
Senior Vice President, No Kid Hungry Campaign, Share Our Strength
Mr. Zach Pethan
Principal, Jefferson Elementary, Sheboygan Area School District
Ms. Diane Sullivan
Advocate, Witnesses to Hunger
Ms. Tega Toney
Teacher, Oak Hill High School, Fayette County Schools
Subcommittee on Environment
“A Threat to America’s Children: The Trump Administration’s Proposal to Undermine Protections from Mercury Air Toxics Standards”
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 2 p.m.
Dr. Laura Anderko
Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, Georgetown University
Reverend Mitchell C. Hescox
President and Chief Executive Officer, Evangelical Environmental Health Network
Ms. Heather McTeer Toney
National Field Director, Moms Clean Air Force