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Does Bernanke run the Fed? Or does he just play Chair to the Congressional Choir?

October 20th, 2008 by selise

Another week and another chance for Congress to ask the questions that need to be asked. Will they this time? I don’t know, but let’s watch in case they do – even if it’s by accident. Today’s hearing of the House Budget Committee has a better than usual chance as it includes Marcy Kaptur, one of the heros of the House alternative to the Wall Street bailout.

live coverage at CSPAN and the committee website (audio and video streams)

Economic Recovery: Options and Challenges

Date: Monday, October 20, 2008
Time: 10:00am

Witnesses:
Panel 1

  • The Honorable Benjamin S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Panel 2

  • Martin N. Baily Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Iris J. Lav, Deputy Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • William W. Beach, Director Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation

x-posted at oxdown

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