United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

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 chaired by Senator Mike Lee of Utah.

Joint Economic Committee
Standing committee

United States Congress
116th Congress
ChairMike Lee (R)
Since January 3, 2019
Vice chairCarolyn Maloney (D)
Since January 3, 2019
Political partiesMajority (12)
Minority (8)


    • 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]

    Members, 116th Congress

    Majority Minority
    Senate members
    House members

    Source [2][3]

    Members, 115th Congress

    Majority Minority
    Senate members
    House members

    Source [4] [5]


    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. https://www.democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/schumer-announces-senate-democratic-committee-memberships-for-the-116th-congress. Missing or empty |title= (help)
    3. Pelosi Names Members to the Joint Economic Committee
    4. Committee, United States Joint Economic. "About - United States Joint Economic Committee". www.jec.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
    5. "U.S. Senate: Joint Economic Committee". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-08.

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