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    Housing Policy

    Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission talked about the findings of their report calling for the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over a five- to…

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    Senator Rubio Address at NALEO Conference

    Senator Marco Rublio (R-FL) spoke at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) annual conference. He focused on immigration reform, saying…

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    Nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke

    The Senate Banking Committee voted out of committee the nomination of Ben Bernanke to continue as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The vote was 16 to 7 to send the nomination to the…

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    Senator Martinez Farewell Speech

    Florida Senator Mel Martinez made his final speech on the Senate floor. He announced his resignation in August 2009.

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business and then resumed consideration of S.1023, the Travel Promotion Act of 2009.

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    Senator Mel Martinez Resignation Announcement

    Florida Senator Mel Martinez announced that he will step down from his Senate seat to pursue a career in the private sector. He said the decision was a personal one and would allow him…

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    Senator Martinez on Judge Sonia Sotomayor Nomination

    Senator Mel Martinez spoke in support of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began with a period of morning business then resumed the Judge Sonia Sotomayor confirmation process.

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    Federal Regulation of Banks

    Witnesses testified about the federal regulation of banks. The Senate Banking Committee heard from the heads of the FDIC and other federal financial regulations about the Obama…

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    National Hurricane Initiative

    Witnesses testified on improvements in predicting hurricanes and better preparing communities in the prevention of hurricane damage. Topics included El Nino and the outlook of future…

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    Systemic Risk Regulation, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about government oversight and regulation of financial institutions and markets. Among the issues they addressed were reorganization of government agencies and the…

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    State of the Economy and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified in a hearing on the Humphrey-Hawkins Semiannual Monetary Policy Report, current economic conditions, and the outlook for the financial sector…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and then continued with Homeland Security appropriations.

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    Detainees and Military Commissions, Panel 1

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on legal issues regarding military commissions and the trial of detainees for violations of the law of war.  br/ Obama administration…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Sustainability of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

    The Senate Special Aging Committee held a hearing on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the government agency that provides retirement benefits when employers' default on…

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    Oversight of Troubled Asset Relief Program

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified in a hearing on the oversight of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He talked about the economic conditions at the beginning of the Obama…

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