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    Housing Finance Regulation

    The secretaries of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified about the regulation of government-sponsored enterprises. Problems in…

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    Central Banks and the Global Economy

    Current and former central bank officials talked about monetary policy and the state of the global economy. Among the topics they addressed were if the financial crisis of 2008 has…

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    Memorial Service for Neil Armstrong

    A memorial service was held for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, who died August 25, 2012. Astronauts Michael Collins and Eugene Cernan, NASA Administrator…

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    Tax Cuts and the Economy

    As part of the Small Business Summit, Secretary Snow talked about the U.S. economy and pending legislation on taxes and tax cuts. Topics included the extension of capital gains tax cut…

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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on regulatory reform of government sponsored enterprises and specifically federal housing programs like Freddie Mac…

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    U.S. Postal Service Restructuring

    Witnesses testified regarding the restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service before a joint meeting of the House Government Reform Committee and the Senate Governmental Affairs…

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    Treasury Secretary Announcement

    President Bush announced the resignation of Secretary Snow and nomination of Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson as Secretary of the Treasury. Both Secretary Snow and Mr. Paulson…

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    U.S.-China Economic Relations

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on U.S.-China economic relations. The first panel focused on proposed legislation by Senator Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bayh (D-IN) that…

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    Federal Tax Reform

    Treasury officials spoke about the future of tax reform, the state of the economy, proposed plans to make several tax cuts permanent, as well as recent calls for Social Security…

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    U.S. Economic Policy

    Secretary Snow spoke about President Bush’s economic policy and issues related to the U.S. economy. He addressed topics including a general overview of the U.S. fiscal position,…

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    Social Security and Medicare Funds

    Officials testified about an annual report from the Board of Trustees on Social Security and Medicare and its predictions about the programs' insolvency. Mr. Foster also talked…

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    Administration Economic Proposals

    Secretary Snow testified about the state of the economy and the president’s proposals to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and cut taxes. There were several contentious…

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    International Economic Policies

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on the “Report to the Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies” prepared by the…

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    Health Care Issues

    Government officials and health industry representatives spoke at the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress, co-sponsored by The Wall Street Journal.

    Secretary John Snow spoke about the…

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    Report on Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

    The committee held a hearing on a report prepared by the Treasury Department titled, gAssessment of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002. h Secretary Snow testified about the report,…

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    New Money Design

    Officials unveiled the new design for the twenty dollar bill and highlighted several new features to prevent counterfeiting.

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    International Economic Policy

    Secretary Snow testified about the Treasury Department’s Report on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policy. Topics included Japanese and Chinese exchange rates, the need…

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    Credit Transactions

    Witnesses testified about reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Among the issues they addressed were identity theft, consumer protections, privacy issues, and unsolicited…

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    Fiscal Year 2005 Budget

    Secretary Snow testified about the Bush administration proposals for the fiscal year 2005 federal budget. Among the topics he addressed were the size of budget deficits, tax policy,…

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    Health Savings Accounts

    Witnesses testified regarding health savings accounts, which were created as part of the 2003 Medicare law. Health savings accounts allow individuals and families to save tax-free…

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