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Friday Jul 18 | Stars and Stripes

House members say war budget should not be 'slush fund'

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday, July 17, 2014, that lawmakers must "carefully budget for our wartime needs," and perhaps increase the base funding for DOD, if necessary, adding that contingency funds should not be used as a "slush fund."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Chris Van Hollen, Democrat

Friday Jul 18 | JD Supra

Commissioner Piwowar Slams "Dodd-Frank Politburo" for Overstepping Authority

In a speech on July 15, 2014 , SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar expressed his views about the Financial Stability Oversight Council operating in secrecy as it tries to expand its regulation of financial institutions and the capital markets.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Sierra Club endorses Roy Cho for Congress

Roy Cho, candidate for Congress in the 5th District, received a major endorsement from the national Sierra Club and the group's 16,000-member strong New Jersey chapter.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Reuters

U.S. House passes spending bill with Dodd-Frank changes

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to slash funding for Wall Street oversight and revamp new agencies dedicated to cracking down on fraud against consumers and policing risks after the financial crisis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Reuters

Yellen defends Fed independence, faces House Republican criticism

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank's independence on Wednesday at a U.S. congressional hearing, handling tough questions from Republican lawmakers who want to rein in the Fed's authority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

Reuters

Yellen defends Fed independence, faces House Republican criticism

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank's independence on Wednesday at a U.S. congressional hearing, handling tough questions from Republican lawmakers who want to rein in the Fed's authority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

USA Today

Yellen: First rate hike possible in late 2015

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday said the central bank is roughly on track to begin to raise short-term interest rates in the third quarter of 2015.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Booker has raised nearly $3.5M in campaign funds this year

Sen. Cory Booker raised $1.6 million from April through June and had nearly $3.5 million in his account at the end of the quarter, his campaign said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cory Booker, US News, Rodney Frelinghuysen, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Jul 11, 2014

TheBlaze.com

GOP lawmaker wants White House aide to retract Israel comment

Rep. Scott Garrett is calling on White House official Philip Gordon to retract his recent comment that Israel is unlikely to find peace in the Middle East "if it's unwilling to delineate a border [and] end the occupation."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Palestinian Territories,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bloomberg

Fischer Says Financial Stability Panel Needs More Power

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said a council of financial regulators established by the Dodd-Frank Act may need more authority to help guard against threats to the banking system.

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Related Topix: US News, Cambridge, MA, 9, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

Washington Examiner

House GOP bill turns to Bush economist to rein in Fed

House Republicans are trying again to rein in the Federal Reserve , this time with a bill that would force the central bank to explain its monetary policy decisions to Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wall Street Journal

Lawmakers Seek Disclosure of High Earners at Federal Reserve Banks

Two GOP lawmakers, Reps. Bill Huizenga of Michigan and Scott Garrett of New Jersey, have introduced a bill known as the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act , which includes a provision that would require disclosure of Fed officials with high salaries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Reuters

Lawmaker questions NY Fed role in U.S. regulatory risk panel

A U.S. congressman is questioning whether the New York Federal Reserve bank is exerting undue influence during closed-door meetings of an oversight council tasked with identifying risks posed by large financial firms.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Insurance, American International Group

Townsend Times

Former budget chief, three Reps due on stand

Former House Ways and Means Chairman Charley Murphy and three current state representatives are set to take the stand Wednesday in the probation trial that is nearing its close.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Audit the Fed ... on steroids

The Fed's Eccles Building under construction in 1937. Some Republicans think it needs more than a face lift.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kevin Brady, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Representative Bill Huizenga

Housing Wire

Fed reform legislation increases oversight

Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee Vice Chairman Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., and Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee Chairman Scott Garrett, R-N.J., released the fed reform legislation, which includes a pathway to audit the Fed and enhances the Federal Reserve's accountability to Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

House panel sets hearing to reform Federal Reserve

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, who have proposed bills to audit the Federal Reserve and to limit its policy mandate, on Monday set a hearing to discuss measures aimed at the U.S. central bank.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Ron Paul, Kevin Brady

NJ.com

Democrats counting on Bergen voters to unseat Garrett

RIDGEWOOD - Scott Garrett has handily won every race he's run for New Jersey's 5th Congressional District since 2002.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ridgewood, NJ, New Jersey, Fair Lawn, NJ, Hackensack, NJ

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Export-Import Bank's future contestedExport-Import Bank's future...

Two New Jersey House Republicans say they support reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank although a division within their conference threatens the future of the 80-year-old program - one that helps companies in New Jersey and across the country export their products overseas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Rush Holt, US News, Republican, Democrat, Representative Jon Runyan, Frank LoBiondo

Thu Jul 03, 2014

GlobeNewswire

Sandvik Inc Celebrates Grand Opening

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Sandvik, Inc. celebrated the Grand Opening of its new US Headquarters in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

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Related Topix: Fair Lawn, NJ, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

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