Peter Schroeder, The Hill, Reporter
Topic: Guest will discuss today’s hearing of the Joint Economic Commission featuring Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Joint Economic Committee Member
Topic: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s appearance before the Joint Economic Committee today. Our conversation will include possible action by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy in light of last week’s unemployment numbers and global economic uncertainty, especially in the Eurozone; the CBO report on mounting debt issued earlier this week; and possible congressional action on the debt, taxes and the economy this summer.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA), Appropriations Committee Member
Topic: A look at legislation proposed by our guest - the Transportation Empowerment Act of 2011 – which would eliminate federal highway & mass transit programs and give control of the gas tax to the states.
Catherine Gallagher, George Mason University, Criminology, Law & Society
Topic: Gangs in America exist in quantities and varieties that will surprise most Americans. According to an April report from the National Gang Center, gang membership in the U.S. has risen from .8 million in 2005 to 1.4 mil in 2010. What do these gangs look like? How do they function? And what is law enforcement doing to crack down on gangs in America?