Select Subcommittee to Hold Hearing Reviewing Pandemic Relief Programs and Charting an Economic Path Forward

Sep 20, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2021) — On Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, will hold a hybrid remote/in-person hearing on pandemic relief programs. The hearing will examine outcomes of these measures and identify further action needed to build a strong, sustainable, and inclusive post-pandemic economy.


The American Rescue Plan and other pandemic relief legislation have delivered assistance to millions of Americans, dramatically cutting poverty and reducing food insecurity. These programs, however, were only designed as temporary stopgap measures to provide a lifeline during an unprecedented crisis. Further legislation is needed to prevent a reversal of the progress that has been achieved and reduce the economic inequities that Americans faced even before the pandemic. With the Delta variant continuing to spread across the country and slow the economic recovery, swift action is essential.


During the hearing, experts will explore the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of pandemic relief programs, assess the current economic situation, and recommend further steps for Congress to take to ensure no one is left behind as America works to emerge from the pandemic and build a post-pandemic economy that is better for all.



Hybrid Hearing on “Recognizing and Building on the Success of Pandemic Relief Programs.”


2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 22, 2021



  • Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Economist and Director, Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research
  • Reverend Dr. Starsky Wilson, President, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Luke Shaefer, Dean for Research and Policy,  University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
  • Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co- Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum


Livestream will be available on YouTube, the Select Subcommittee website.



117th Congress