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    Newsmakers with Mel Watt

    Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Watt, who resigned from Congress to become director…

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    Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Mel Watt talked about managing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2014 strategic plan for their conservatorship. He said that the Federal Housing Finance Agency would stay out of the…

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    House Session

    The House met for a legislative session. Later in the evening the House considered and voted to approve a federal budget agreement for fiscal year 2014. The measure passed on a vote of…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. H.R. 3309 a bill to overhaul the U.S. patent system

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 252 - PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, as amended (Sponsor Sen. Alexander /…

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    House Session, Part 3

    1) H.R. 3304-To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the US Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to…

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    Government Shutdown and the Judicial System

    Legal experts spoke about the impact of the government shutdown on the federal judiciary and the U.S. Department of Justice. The forum was sponsored by Democratic members of the House…

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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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    Satellite Television Laws

    Satellite television executives and attorneys specializing in intellectual property testified about retransmission consent, which requires cable providers to get permission and pay for…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his testimony he said he was not ready to declare…

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    House Session

    The House considered H.R. 2632, a bill that reauthorizes only farm programs.

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    House Session, Part 3

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    FBI Oversight

    Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Among the topics he addressed were the Boston Marathon bombings, the disclosure of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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    Financial Stability Oversight Council Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on the recently approved Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) annual report. In addition to questions about the FSOC report,…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified about Justice Department investigations, including revelations that the Justice Department had gathered two months of telephone records of Associated…

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    Housing Finance Market

    Edward DeMarco testified on his oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He said more direction was needed for the two government-sponsored enterprises. Mr. DeMarco’s…

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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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    Federal Housing Administration Financial Condition

    Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government’s proper role in home mortgage finance.

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    Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1

    Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a…

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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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