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    Government Assistance for Automotive Industry

    A hearing was held on requests from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors for federal financial assistance to the domestic automotive industry. Executives from the auto companies…

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    U.S. Credit Markets and Federal Rescue Plan

    Witnesses testified about recent turmoil in the financial markets, regulation of investment banking procedures, and on the need to enact legislation quickly on the Bush Administration $700…

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    U.S. Financial Markets and Sale of Bear Stearns

    Chairman Bernanke and others testified about the recent actions of federal financial regulators attempting to prevent damage to global financial systems. Questioning centered on…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S.1315, the Veterans' Benefits bill.

    The Senate passed S.1315 as amended;…

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    Domestic Automobile Industry, Senator Stabenow Testimony

    Witnesses testified about the challenges facing the domestic automobile industry. They also addressed the current debate over the possible role of the federal government in assisting…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and begin a period of morning business.

    Thereafter the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3001, the Defense Authorization bill. 

    The…

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    Financial Market Regulation

    The witnesses testified about recent financial market developments and regulatory responses to them. Among the issues they addressed were the housing mortgage crisis, Bush…

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    Alzheimer's Disease

    The Senate Committee on Special Aging held a hearing that focused on the future of Alzheimer’s disease and current breakthroughs and challenges. An estimated 5.2 million…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S. 2663, the Consumer Product Safety Commission bill.

    The Senate passed H.R.…

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    Senator Elizabeth Dole Concession Speech

    Senator Elizabeth Dole thanked supporters and offered congratulations to Senator-elect Kay Hagan in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race.

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered the semiannual monetary policy report to the Congress and spoke about the state of the economy and financial markets. He addressed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), H. R. 6304, by a vote of 69 to 28.

    Senator Edward Kennedy was greeted upon his return to the floor after a…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Economic leaders gave testimony on the current state of the U.S. economy and financial matters including the economic downturn and the mortgage market crisis. They predicted sluggish…

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    Armed Forces Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and observed a moment of silence to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s troops.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S.Con.Res. 70, the…

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    Judicial Confirmation Process

    The Senate Republican Conference held a forum to discuss the importance of removing politics from the judicial confirmation process and ensuring confirmation of qualified judicial nominees…

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    State of the Banking Industry

    A hearing was held with the regulators of the banking industry to question them on their role in the economic downturn the United States was experiencing in March 2008. The hearing…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    State of the Banking Industry

    Witnesses testified about the state of U.S. credit and mortgage markets and efforts by the banking industry to address the current credit crisis. Among the topics they addressed were…

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