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Jumpstarting Main Street: Bringing Jobs and Wealth Back to Forgotten America, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, June 16, 2021   [open pdf - 206KB]

This is the June 16, 2021 hearing on "Jumpstarting Main Street: Bringing Jobs and Wealth Back to Forgotten America," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Ro Khanna: "The purpose of this hearing is very simple. It is to show that a climate agenda must be, can be, will be additive to communities that are struggling. The President's climate agenda will create jobs and bring prosperity to places across this country, towns across this country, whether in Pennsylvania, or South Carolina, or West Virginia, and will not take away any opportunities. Today we will hear from witnesses about how to create growth for towns and cities that have lost manufacturing and fossil fuel jobs. These losses of jobs are taking place and have nothing to do with our government policy. They are due to automation, in many cases, and deindustrialization, which was driven by mistakes in government policy. But we need to be able to fix that by offering these communities new opportunities, new jobs, that are now available with a strong investment in clean technology." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Rick Bloomingdale, Brandon Dennison, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Darrick Hamilton, Michelle Martinez, and Shay Hawkins.

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Serial No. 117-29
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Date:
2021
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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