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Encyclopedia > United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

The Joint Economic Committee is one of only four 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. A Joint Committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom is a Select Committee consisting of members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... The Employment Act of 1946 laid on the federal governments of America the responsibility for the retention of the stability of the national economy. ...

There are currently 20 members: 12 Republicans and eight Democrats. The chairman of the committee is Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ), and the vice-chairman is Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT). The minority ranking member is Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Jim Saxton Hugh James Jim Saxton (born January 22, 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1984, representing the Third Congressional District of New Jersey since 1993 (map), after the district replaced the Thirteenth District due to reapportionment. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Robert F. Bennett (born 1933) For other men named Robert Bennett see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ...

External links

  • Senate Office of the Joint Economic Committee
  • House Office of the Joint Economic Committee
  • Minority Office of the Joint Economic Committee

See also

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