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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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    Review of the National Flood Insurance Program

    Witnesses testified about long-term re-authorization and reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and issues relating to re-authorization and reform, including levee…

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    Obama Administration Manufacturing Agenda

    Obama administration officials and an economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago testified on administration efforts to stimulate the U.S. manufacturing sector. William Strauss…

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    Manufacturing and Credit Access

    Witnesses testified on ways to improve manufacutrers' access to credit, challenges facing their industry, and the need for government intervention to improve economic conditions. This was…

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    Non-Traditional Mortgage Products

    Two subcommittees of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a joint hearing titled “Calculated Risk: Assessing Non-Traditional Mortgage Products.”…

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