Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
Next monetary policy hearings not likely to be routine
WASHINGTON (7/11/08)—Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is slated to present his semi-annual economic forecast before Congress twice next week. Bernanke will appear before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday and the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. Although the public airing of the chairman’s assessment of monetary policy are routine and required under the Humphrey-Hawkins Act, the hearings next week may prove to be unusual. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate may decide to probe the Fed chief on a number of hot issues. For instance, the Fed’s rules on fair lending practices under the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act are expected to come out Monday. Also, Bernanke may be quizzed further on comments made this week before Congress that the Fed should be given stronger supervisory authority over investment banks to help protect the broader economy from problems like ones that caused an emergency rescue of investment bank Bear Stearns.


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@TheNCUA has issued prohibition orders against three individuals. http://t.co/oOjgCGreuz
6 minutes ago
Charities benefit from #creditunions on the links See #NewsNow http://t.co/NobhsozWJx
45 minutes ago
Expanded ATM services at branches attractive to members: @CFIGroup. See #NewsNow Friday
15 hours ago
#FinCEN imposes civil money penalty against NJ's BPI money services co. for #BSA violations http://t.co/WnDzOcxdOZ
18 hours ago
.@ABCULCUs give hat tip to America's #100MM #creditunion milestone http://t.co/q8yo6Lx3LM
18 hours ago