Coronavirus Crisis: Paving the Way to an Equitable Recovery, Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 18, 2021 [open pdf - 22MB]
This is the February 18, 2021 hearing on "Coronavirus Crisis: Paving the Way to an Equitable Recovery," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. From the opening statement of Sherrod Brown: "This pandemic has not just exposed racial disparities and income inequality and gender disparities. It has made them worse. Black and brown Americans are more likely to work in frontline jobs that cannot be done remotely, where they are more likely to be exposed to the virus and the anxiety that they bring home with them. They are less likely to have paid leave, making them more likely to lose their job if they get sick or if their child gets sick. They have less savings to fall back on because of generations of wealth inequality. Black small businesses have closed at twice the rate of white small businesses. The system that has been making it harder for their work to pay off and putting their lives at risk for generations-long before this virus appeared." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John A. Costa, Jamael Tito Brown, Jyoshu Tsushima, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Gianni Cracchiolo.
S. Hrg. 117-65; Senate Hearing 117-65
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