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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic…

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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Business, finance, and government officials, including Export-Import testified on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The hearing focused on on the role of the export credit…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following One Minute Speeches, the House began an hour of general debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. The open rule, which provides…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House continued consideration of H.R. 4435, a bill that would authorize programs of the Defense Department for fiscal year 2015, and another bill that would overhaul the National…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debates six suspension bills, including one condemning the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls. 

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack Investigation

    Former CIA Director Mike Morell testified at a House Select Intelligence committee hearing on allegations that he misled Congress over the White House’s role in crafting the…

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    Janet Yellen on Monetary Policy and the Economy, Part 2

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen continued her testimony on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future monetary policy.

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    Global Threats to the U.S.

    Intelligence officials testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included the operation of al-Qaida training camps in Syria and Iraq, the impact of NSA wiretaps by Edward Snowden, the…

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    Home Mortgage Rules

    Representatives from home buyer associations and lender groups testified on the “ability to pay” rule mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. The intent…

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    International Finance System, Part 2

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew delivered an annual report on the status of the international financial system.

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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.

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    Federal Housing Administration Bailout

    Carol Galante testified that the $1.7 billion dollar cash infusion to her Federal Housing Administration from the Treasury Department was needed in order for the FHA to maintain reserves as…

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    National Security Agency Programs

    Top intelligence officials defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, saying spying on foreign leaders was fundamental to intelligence gathering. Their…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House session recessed suddenly due to a lockdown at the Capitol.  Schedule estimate for the afternoon: At approximately 1:15-1:30 p.m. the House will have its first vote series…

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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members made one-minute speeches on the shutdown of the federal government.

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    Representative Lynn Westmoreland on Government Shutdown

    Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), one of the co-sponsors of the House-passed continuing resolution to fund the federal government, talked about his reasons for pushing this…

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    Federal Reserve and Large Financial Institutions

    Current and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) officials and Federal Reserve Bank presidents testified about provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law…

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