Amanda Fischer
Amanda Fischer

Policy Director

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Amanda Fischer is the Policy Director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, she worked for more than a decade on Capitol Hill in roles related to economic policymaking. Fischer was most recently chief of staff for Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA). She also served as staff on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), as a policy advisor for Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and as deputy staff director for the House Committee on Financial Services for Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). She graduated with a bachelor’s degrees in business administration and public policy from the University at Buffalo and an M.A. in public policy from Georgetown University.

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Broken plumbing: How systems for delivering economic relief in response to the coronavirus recession failed the U.S. economy

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Coronavirus Recession

Did the Paycheck Protection Program work for small businesses across the United States?

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Coronavirus Recession

New research finds enhanced U.S. social insurance will be necessary until the coronavirus recession recedes

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Mehrsa Baradaran

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Coronavirus Recession

For an equitable recovery, federal relief to deal with the coronavirus recession must be transparent to the U.S. public

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Coronavirus Recession

Early lessons learned from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s first round of lending from its Paycheck Protection Program

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