The Joint Center Commends House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Appointing Jeyben Castro as Deputy Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion

WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for appointing Jeyben Castro as Deputy Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Along with Kemba Hendrix, Castro will lead the office’s development of a House diversity plan to include policies to direct and guide…

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Joint Center Joins National Skills Coalition Fireside Chat on the Critical Role of Investments in Skills Training

Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Dr. Alex Camardelle joined the National Skills Coalition for “a fireside chat about the critical role of investments in skills training for workers, employers, and an inclusive economic recovery.” National Skills Coalition CEO Andy Van Kleunen, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Education and Labor Advocacy in the Government…

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Goes to Vote, Congresswoman Cori Bush Leads Protest for Eviction Moratorium Extension: Aug. 5 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Infrastructure bill contains Joint Center broadband recommendations: CNBC reports the Senate began voting “on ‘multiple’ amendments” to the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Wednesday. If passed, the bill will head to the House next, which “left for its August recess and is not scheduled to return until Sept. 20.” CNBC further notes…

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Joint Center Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Short-Term Job Training for Black Workers

On July 28, the Joint Center held an invitation-only roundtable discussion on short-term job training. The event brought together the expertise of funders, researchers, organizers, and others interested in amplifying opportunities to strengthen training policies so that they do a better job to improve economic mobility for Black workers. Perspectives from participants will contribute to…

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Racial Diversity Among Senate Committee Top Staff

Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released Racial Diversity Among Senate Committee Top Staff. This report provides evidence regarding the lack of racial diversity among U.S. Senate committee office top staff positions. This report defines committee office top staff as all staff director, deputy staff director, chief counsel, general counsel, and policy…

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Joint Center Participates in Federal Reserve Bank Event on Career Pathways to Household Financial Security

Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Dr. Alex Camardelle served as a panelist for the Federal Reserve Bank’s event entitled Career Pathways to Household Financial Well-Being. Other panelists included Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Executive Vice President and Director of Research Dave Altig, Walmart Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations Monesia Brown, Hand Up Project…

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Joint Center Participates in American Bar Association Antitrust Consumer Session

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison participated in the American Bar Association Antitrust Consumer session on the challenges facing digital platforms and technology companies. Other participants included Yelp Senior Vice President of Public Policy Luther Lowe and Hogan Lovells Partner Edith Ramirez. Georgetown Institute for Technology Law & Policy Distinguished Fellow Jessica Rich…

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Senators Hirono, Luján & Warnock Have Most Diverse Staff; Over 27 Percent of Senate Democratic Committee Offices Have No Black Staff

Joint Center Ranks Senators Based on 2021 Senate Democratic Diversity Data WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends Senate Democrats for releasing their fifth annual survey on racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation/gender identity diversity of their staff. To date, Senate Republican offices have not released staff demographic data. Our analysis includes over 20 graphics detailing…

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Digging Deeper: 2021 Senate Democratic Caucus Diversity Numbers

On July 13, 2021, the Senate Democratic Caucus released an update of its demographic data on Democratic staff (find 2021 numbers here and 2020 numbers here). The analysis below ranks the offices on their total diversity in the following categories: Overall Senate Personal Office Chart Most & Least Diverse Staff in Senate Personal Offices (by…

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