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    Assessing and Enhancing Protections in Consumer Financial Services

    Hearings to examine assessing and enhancing protections in consumer financial services. 

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    Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Economic Policy

    Hearings to examine the impact of rising inequality on the American economy. 

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    Examining the State of Small Depository Institutions

    Hearings to examine the state of small depository institutions. 

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    Financial Regulatory System

    Leaders of federal financial agencies testified on the status of the the rulemaking finalization process and reform policies included in the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law.

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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on private student loans, including current levels of debt, options borrowers have to modify loans, and the legal framework. One of the panelists told the committee…

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    Examining the GAO Report on Expectations of Government Support for Bank Holding Companies

    Hearings to examine financial products for students, focusing on issues and challenges. 

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Dreams Deferred: Young Workers and Recent Graduates in the U.S. Economy

    Hearings to examine the Financial Stability Oversight Council annual report to Congress. 

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

    Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Cordray said that while building a new federal agency involves…

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    Student Loan Debt

    Education officials testified on the effects on the economy of high student loan interest rates and debt. The hearing followed Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) introduction of the…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Repair

    Officials from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Dallas, and the Federal Transit Administration testified on the repairs backlog across the nation’s transit system as thousands of projects…

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    Financial and Housing Nominations Markup Hearing

    The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing to consider several pending nominations, including Stanley Fischer, Jerome Powell and Lael Brainard to be members of…

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    Federal Reserve, National Credit Union, and HUD Nominations

    The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on the nominations for Federal Reserve, Housing and Urban Development Department, and National Credit Union Administration positions.

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. In her opening statement she told…

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    Consumer Financial Data Protection

    Witnesses testified on governmental response to the recent security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus. The focused on the impact on consumers and steps being taken to protect…

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    Public Transportation

    Witnesses testified on public transportation progress under MAP-21, a long-term highway authorization funds surface transportation programs. Peter Rogoff of the Federal Transit…

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    Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Wendy Sherman and David Cohen testified on ongoing talks with Iran to freeze the country’s nuclear program. Ms. Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the agreement reached…

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    Virtual Currencies

    Witnesses testified on virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. Specifically testimony and committee members questions focused on benefits and risks, and the potential need for federal…

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    Federal Reserve Chair Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve chair. Many senators' questions focused on when the Federal…

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