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    National Security Agency Programs

    Top intelligence officials defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, saying spying on foreign leaders was fundamental to intelligence gathering. Their…

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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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    International Finance System, Part 1

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew delivered an annual report on the status of the international financial system. He told committee members that negotiators were protecting U.S. financial…

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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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    Janet Yellen on Monetary Policy and the Economy, Part 4

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen concluded her testimony on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future monetary policy. Representative Tom Cotton (R-AR) submitted a…

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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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    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

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    Begin Consideration of H.R. 5 - Student Success Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Kline / Education and the Workforce Committee)
    The rule provides for…

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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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    International Finance System, Part 2

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew delivered an annual report on the status of the international financial system.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    1) H.R. 634 - Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm / Financial…

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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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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives renewed the Violence Against Women Act through 2018 by a 286-138 margin.

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    House Session, Part 2

    Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

    1) H.R. 2640 - Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Natural Resources Committee)

    2) H.R.…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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