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  • Hearing on Financial Stability Oversight Council Operations
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    Financial Stability and the Economy

    Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) testified at a hearing on the council’s agenda and operations.

    878 views
  • Hearing on Sustainable Housing Finance
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    Housing Finance

    Federal Housing Finance Director Mel Watt testified before the House Financial Services Committee about housing finance and funding efforts to open up more access to lending for potential…

    1,176 views
  • Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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    Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Mel Watt talked about managing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2014 strategic plan for their conservatorship. He said that the Federal Housing Finance Agency would stay out of the…

    998 views
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Operations
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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 address their…

    264 views
  • US Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
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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 “too big to fail” a thing of the past.…

    444 views
  • 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. Among the issues he addressed were the use of quantitative easing, efforts to ease…

    2,639 views
  • 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…

    2,917 views
  • 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,…

    4,179 views
  • 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…

    444 views
  • 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…

    218 views
  • 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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  • New York Stock ExchangeDeutsche Boerse Merger
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    New York Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse Merger

    Witnesses testified on the proposed merger between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext and Deutsche Boerse companies. Lawrence Leibowitz said the merger would lead to more job…

    318 views
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oversight
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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oversight

    Elizabeth Warren appeared at a House oversight hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s priorities in regulating consumer credit. In her testimony she said she believed President Obama would nominate a…

    4,083 views
  • 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…

    654 views
  • 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.

    546 views
  • Mortgage Services and Foreclosure Practices
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    Mortgage Services and Foreclosure Practices

    Witnesses testified about the implications of recent reports of faulty foreclosure-related documentation practices by mortgage servicers from the perspective of consumers. Evicted Detroit…

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  • Future of Home Mortgage Finance
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    Future of Home Mortgage Finance

    Witnesses spoke about replacing government-backed mortgage holding companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with private companies that would receive minimal government support. Among the…

    371 views
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