The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) will host an ad hoc hearing this Wednesday, Nov. 16, on America’s top priority: job creation. The hearing will feature economists and other critical voices that have been excluded from the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction’s debate over how to fix our nation’s economic woes. Over the past several months, the so-called super-committee has met in secret in an attempt to reach a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction deal. The ad hoc hearing will feature Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, economist Dr. John Irons with the Economic Policy Institute, Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, and Dr. Rob Johnson of the Roosevelt Institute and Patriotic Millionaires.

Who: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and founder and co-President of the Millennium Promise Alliance

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist and President, Bennett College

Dr. John Irons, Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute

Robert Borosage, Founder and President, Institute for America’s Future, Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future

Dr. Rob Johnson, Senior Fellow and Director of the "Project on Global Finance" at the Roosevelt Institute and member, Patriotic Millionaires 

What: Ad Hoc Hearing on Job Creation

When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where:Room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building