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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on private student loans, including current levels of debt, options borrowers have to modify loans, and the legal framework.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. His nomination was confirmed with a 97-0 vote. After debate on…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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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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    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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session to resumed consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642, the farm bill.

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.3547, the vehicle for the omnibus appropriations bill.

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Native American Code Talkers

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to honor Native American code talkers. They told the stories of some of the members of Native American tribes who served in WWI and WWII, using…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convenes for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of H. J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution. The filing deadline for germane first-degree amendments to the joint resolution was 1 p.m.

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