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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of the House read the Constitution aloud. This was the second time the document was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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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

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in…

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    House Session, Part 2

    In a Saturday evening session, the House debated a continuing resolution to extend government funding until December 15 and delay the Affordable Care Act for one year. A separate bill…

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    Janet Yellen on Monetary Policy and the Economy, Part 3

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen continued her testimony on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future monetary policy. She said it would be catastrophic for the U.S. to…

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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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    House Session

    Following One Minutes, House will debate the rule for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013.

    At approximately 1:40-1:50 p.m. the House will have its first vote…

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    Home Mortgage Rules

    Representatives from home buyer associations and lender groups testified on the “ability to pay” rule mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. The intent…

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    Federal Housing Administration Bailout

    Carol Galante testified that the $1.7 billion dollar cash infusion to her Federal Housing Administration from the Treasury Department was needed in order for the FHA to maintain reserves as…

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    House Session

    Members debated and passed a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2014. The bill included a closed rule allowing for one hour of…

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    House Session

    H.R. 992 - Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Financial Services Committee)

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST AND…

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    House Session

    H.R. 45 - To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Closed Rule, Two Hours of…

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    House Session

    The House resumed work on five amendments to HR. 2804 that would require federal agencies to issue monthly reports on the status of proposed regulations.

    Members continued work on…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill that would provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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    House Session

    Legislative Business-H.R. 2655 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oversight

    Richard Cordray testified on the details of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s semiannual report.

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    House Session, Part 1

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    House Session

    One Minute Speeches
    H.R. 671 - Ruth Moore Act of 2013 (Suspension, 40 minutes of debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree / Veterans' Affairs Committee)
    H.R. 2216 - Military…

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    Federal Reserve and Large Financial Institutions

    Current and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) officials and Federal Reserve Bank presidents testified about provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law…

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