Heinrich To Participate In Committee Hearing On Economic Impact Of Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will participate in a Congressional Joint Economic Committee hearing entitled "Immigration and its Contributions to our Economic Strength" on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Members of the committee will question and receive testimony from witnesses Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; and Dr. Adriana Kugler, Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University. Video of the hearing can be streamed live online.

Sen. Heinrich is a strong advocate for accountable immigration reform and a lead proponent of the DREAM Act. Following the introduction of the bipartisan immigration bill in the U.S. Senate last month, Sen. Heinrich released a video statement with his reaction. He said, "Successful reform should include a visa system that meets the needs of our economy, a plan that ensures security along our borders, and a tough but fair path to earned citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented individuals in our country." 

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)

WHAT:  Congressional Joint Economic Committee hearing, "Immigration and Its Contributions to our Economic Strength," examining the economic impact of immigration in the United States and exploring avenues for accountable, bipartisan reform.  

WITNESSES: Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform; and Dr. Adriana Kugler, Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2013  at 9:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. MT.

WHERE: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building and via live stream.