Committee to Hold Hearings on Retirement Security, Improving Service and Volunteerism, and Workforce Investment

Feb 18, 2009

On Tuesday, February 24th, the House Education and Labor Committee will begin a series of hearings to explore the shortcomings of our nation’s retirement system and look at solutions to ensure that Americans can enjoy a safe and secure retirement after a lifetime of hard work. The first hearing will examine how the current economic crisis has highlighted existing weaknesses in the 401(k) retirement savings system.

On Wednesday, February 25th, the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing to build on the important conversations happening across the country on national service and volunteerism and to examine the importance of national and community service in meeting critical economic needs across the country. Recording Artist Usher and TIME’s Richard Stengel are among the witnesses to testify.

On Thursday, February 26th, the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness will hold a second hearing about New Innovations and Best Practices Under the Workforce Investment Act at 10:00 am in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.

All hearings will be broadcast live here.