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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on the current status of the economy and what monetary policy was doing to sustain the recovery to the Senate Banking…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified on his agency’s semi-annual report. The latest report, released in June 2015, last month, showed…

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    Encryption Technology and Terrorism

    FBI Director James Comey testified on new encryption technologies and the challenge the pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations. He specifically talked about how ISIS*…

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    Senator Mark Warner on the Gig Economy

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) a member of the Budget and Finance Committees, talked about the “gig economy,” which comprises the one-third of working Americans holding two or three…

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    Senator Mark Warner on the "Gig" Economy

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) a member of the Budget and Finance Committees, talked about the “gig economy,” in which people hold two or three jobs to make a full-time living, but…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began initial debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, which would change the No Child Left Behind Law by granting more authority to states and local school…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on on H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Trade Legislation Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up legislation relating to pending trade-related measures. Those measures included trade promotion authority that would give the president broad…

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    Trade Policy

    Thomas Donohue and Richard Trumka testified at a hearing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bill, and pending trade agreements. The TPP would give the president authority to…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 2

    The Senate Budget Committee met to mark up its budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. Dozens of amendments on a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 1

    The Senate Budget Committee marked up the Senate fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Senators offered opening statements and initial thoughts on the resolution. Republicans backed…

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    Tax Scam Protection

    Federal and state-level tax, revenue, and justice officials testified on some of the scams being used against taxpayers during the 2015 tax-filing season. The scams ranged from…

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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. She said that despite continued…

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    National Security and Intelligence

    Nick Rasmussen testified at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on security threats facing the U.S. at home and abroad, and what the National Counterterrorism Center was doing to…

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    Community Banks and Credit Unions

    Witnesses testified on the impact of regulations introduced by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and credit unions. Small banks received a relaxation of restrictions by the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate failed to limit debate on H.R. 240, a bill funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of fiscal year 2015.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

    Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan testified about the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget.

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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