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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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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He focused on the agency’s efforts to craft new auto lending rules and…

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    Debt Ceiling and Default

    Witnesses testified on the impact of a default on financial stability and economic growth in the U.S. In their remarks the outlined various scenarios should Congress allow a default and…

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    Financial Market Collapse Prevention

    Financial regulators testified on ways to prevent catastrophic threats to financial markets. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Jo White and Commodity Futures…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. He said that he can only recommend and not “threaten” Congress to take…

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    Dodd-Frank Financial Law Implementation

    Government regulators testified on their efforts in implementing the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its provisions to improve financial stability and mitigate systemic risk.

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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on the $150 billion in debt generated by the private student loan market and the likely effect of scheduled hikes in education loan rates. Senator Tim Johnson…

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