United States Congressional Joint Economic Committee

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Joint Economic Committee
Standing committee
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United States Congress
117th Congress
ChairDon Beyer (D)
Since February 3, 2021
Vice chairMartin Heinrich (D)
Since January 3, 2021
Political partiesMajority (10)
  •   Democratic (5)
  •   Republican (5)
Minority (10)

The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is one of four standing joint committees of the U.S. Congress. The committee was established as a part of the Employment Act of 1946, which deemed the committee responsible for reporting the current economic condition of the United States and for making suggestions for improvement to the economy. The JEC is currently chaired by Representative Don Beyer of Virginia.


  • Study the implications of the Economic Report of the President
  • Seek ways to coordinate programs involved in the Report
  • File an annual report relating to its study of these implications and programs with the Senate, the House of Representatives, and all Congressional committees having legislative duties relating to the Report
  • Make other reports and recommendations to the Senate and the House as the committee members see fit
  • Hold hearings on the report and other economic matters as the committee members see fit.[1]

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116th Congress[edit]

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  1. ^ U.S. Senate. Rules and Administration Committee. Authority and Rules of Senate Committees, 2009–2010. (Senate Document 111-3) Washington, DC: GPO, 2009. p.223 See also 15 USC 1024.
  2. ^ "After Vote by Members, JEC Ready to Begin Official Business for the 117th Congress".
  3. ^ "Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Committee Memberships for the 116th Congress | Senate Democratic Leadership".
  4. ^ Pelosi Names Members to the Joint Economic Committee
  5. ^ Committee, United States Joint Economic. "About - United States Joint Economic Committee". www.jec.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  6. ^ "U.S. Senate: Joint Economic Committee". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-08.

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