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  • Democratic National Convention Day Three
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    Democratic National Convention, Day Three

    Day three of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included acceptance speeches from President Obama and Vice President Biden. Prior to the opening gavel several speakers from North…

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  • Financial Stability Oversight Council Report
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    Financial Stability Oversight Council Report

    Treasury Secretary Geithner testified on the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), created by the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law to monitor excessive risk taking and…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House debated resolutions relating to offshore drilling.

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  • General Debate on Auditing the Federal Reserve
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    General Debate on Auditing the Federal Reserve

    House members debated a bill that would add congressional powers to be able to order audits of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve has always been removed from federal politics so that it…

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  • House Session Part 3
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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  • US Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. In his remarks he said the U.S. would not slip back into recession,…

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  • Monetary Policy and the Economy
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. Topics included inflation and unemployment, reform of Social Security and Medicare, and budget deficit…

    6,703 views
  • Banking Industry Regulations and Consumer Protection Regulators Panel
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    Banking Industry Regulations and Consumer Protection, Regulators Panel

    Financial regulators testified on implementing the Volcker Rule, which prevents federally insured institutions from investing in hedge and private equity funds. The rule was part of the…

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  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Executive Pay Legislation Markup
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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Executive Pay Legislation Markup

    Committee members voted 52 to 4 to block over $12 million in executive bonuses at government backed mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The bonuses were approved by the Federal…

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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assessment
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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assessment

    Raj Date, special adviser to the Treasury Department for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), testified the agency’s accomplishments in its first 100 days. Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus called for…

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  • House Session Part 2
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a revised version of Speaker Boehner’s proposed deficit reduction and debt ceiling legislation, as well as rules governing the debate.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed the fiscal year 2012 military construction and Veterans' Affairs spending bill.

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  • House Session Part 1
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    House Session, Part 1

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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    Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Treasury Secretary Geithner testified about the future of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration. Among the topics he addressed were short-term steps to make to…

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  • Monetary Policy Report
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    Monetary Policy Report

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. In his testimony he said that proposed spending cuts could…

    1,091 views
  • Financial Regulation Law and Derivatives
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    Financial Regulation Law and Derivatives

    Federal regulators and financial experts testified on new rules governing financial derivatives put in place by the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation Law. Several Democrats on the committee…

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  • Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report Commission Chair and Vice Chair
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    Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report, Commission Chair and Vice Chair

    Members of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the commission’s report on the 2008 economic collapse.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House agreed to Senate changes to a bill extending PATRIOT Act provisions through the end of May 2011. Members continued work on the $1.2 trillion spending bill for the remainder of…

    View in Congressional Chronicle190,883 views
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