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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. Among the issues he addressed were the use of quantitative easing, efforts to ease…

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    Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

    Witnesses testified on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate that requires companies with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage. The focus was…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

    1) H.R. 2640 - Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Natural Resources Committee)

    2) H.R.…

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    3-D Printing

    Makers and users of 3-D printing testified on ways that the technology can benefit small business owners and communities. The witnesses showed prototypes and models during 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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    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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    House Session

    The House resumed work on five amendments to HR. 2804 that would require federal agencies to issue monthly reports on the status of proposed regulations.

    Members continued work on…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oversight

    Richard Cordray testified on the details of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s semiannual report.

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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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    House Session

    Begin Consideration of H.R. 5 - Student Success Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Kline / Education and the Workforce Committee)
    The rule provides for…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Operations

    Richard Cordray testified about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) semi-annual report. He said the agency was working closely with small and community banks to…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for legislative business. After One Minute speeches, the House considered H.Con.Res.25, establishing the fiscal year 2014 budget.

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    House Session

    Robin Kelly was sworn in as the representative of the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois, making the whole number of the House to be 433.

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    Small Business Health Options Program

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges which were created to…

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    House Session

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

    H.R. 687 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (Structured Rule)
    (Sponsored by Rep. Paul…

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    Mobile Medical Applications

    Entrepreneurs who invent and market medical applications (aps) for use on consumer mobile devices spoke about the role of government to encourage or block innovation. During their…

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    House Session

    One Minute Speeches
    H.R. 2609 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations…

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    Federal Housing Administration Oversight

    Carol Galante testified on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). She expressed confidence in the agency despite a 2012 report that showed a projected deficit in…

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    House Session, Part 2

    One Minute Speeches
    Continue Consideration of H.R. 2609 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Rodney Frelinghuysen /…

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