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    Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the U.S. economic outlook. She said an increase in the central bank’s interest rate could occur “relatively…

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    Economic Policy

    Jason Furman testified at a hearing on the findings of the annual White House Council of Economic Advisers report, and the Obama administration’s policies for economic growth. Other topics…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Joint Economic Committee on the Federal Reserve System. She said that the says the highway funding bill that Congress had just passed would…

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    Secret Service Operations

    Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy testified at a joint hearing of two Senate Homeland Security and House Homeland Security subcommittees on challenges facing his agency, including recent incidents…

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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I. Bill,…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellenn testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing about the state of the U.S. economy. She said that she expected economic activity to move at a faster pace during the…

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    March 2014 Unemployment Numbers

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Erica Groshen testified before the Joint Economic Committee on the March 2014 employment report released that day. The report revealed the…

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    Disabled Veterans

    Officials from the Disabled American Veterans organization outlined their 2014 legislative priorities at a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. In opening remarks,…

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    December 2013 Employment Report

    Department of Labor Commissioner Erica L. Groshen testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the December 2013 employment report.

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Jason Furman testified on the state of the U.S. economy. In his testimony he said that the U.S. economy continued to improve, but growth was slow due to high unemployment and income…

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    Debt Ceiling and the Economy

    Economists testified on the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling. They said that Congress must do something to get the U.S. on a sound fiscal policy and to reduce debt in the long term. Virginia Senator Mark Warner called for…

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    Funding of Infrastructure Projects

    Panelists testified on ways to fund national infrastructure needs and the proper role of the federal government in maintaining roads, bridges, and utilities. Topics included public versus…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Ben Bernanke testified about the state of the U.S. economy. He stressed that the Federal Reserve would not begin to tighten its stimulus policies until data supported real and sustained…

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    State of the U.S. Economy

    Former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers for Presidents George W. Bush and Obama gave an assessment of the health of the U.S. economy, why growth in the economy continues to remain…

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    Fiscal Cliff and the Economy

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the “fiscal cliff” on the U.S. economy and the middle class, with a focus on sustaining long-term economic growth, reducing U.S. debt, and protecting the middle class. They…

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    Veterans' Organizations Legislative Priorities

    Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations. Senator Lugar introduced James Koutz, the new national commander of the American Legion, who presented…

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    Taxation of Capital Gains

    Witnesses testified about U.S. tax policy and the capital gains tax rate in the context of comprehensive tax reform. The maximum capital gains tax rate was 15 percent, as compared to the maximum individual…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Ben Bernanke testified about the state of the U.S. economy. In addressing the rise in unemployment and slow job growth during May 2012, he said the causes were unclear and did not necessarily mean that…

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    January Unemployment Numbers

    John Galvin and Thomas Nardone testified about the most recent report on unemployment. The unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 percent to 8.3, the lowest in nearly three years.

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    Terrorist Threats to U.S. Military Communities, Daris Long Testimony

    The House and Senate Homeland Security Committees held a joint hearing to look at homegrown terrorism, specifically threats to U.S. military community. Daris Long was the father of the late…

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