Oversight Committee to Hold Series of Hearings on Trump Administration’s Attack on Children

Jan 30, 2020
Press Release
Ocasio-Cortez, Advocates, and Educators to Testify Next Wednesday and Thursday

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

116th Congress