HELP Committee Hearing to Address Retirement Crisis

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will convene a hearing on July 12 at 2:30 p.m. to examine the role pensions play in building a strong middle class as well as stimulating the economy.

Witnesses will include Diane Oakley, Executive Director, National Institute on Retirement Security, Christopher T. Stephen, Esq., Employee Benefits Legislative Counsel and Senior Associate Director, Government Relations Department, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and David M. Marchick, Managing Director, Carlyle Group. Other witnesses are to be announced.   

The hearing is part of a series Harkin has been holding to explore options for addressing the retirement crisis.    

This hearing will be Webcast live at  

Testimony and archived videos will be posted at