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Fed Likely to Raise Rates By Year’s End If ‘Economy Evolves’ As Expected

In both hearings, Yellen addressed the subject of the much-anticipated federal funds range increase; Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee, she reiterated that more economic improvement, particularly in the labor market, is needed along with confidence that the objective of 2 percent inflation can be met over the medium term. She said the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would determine on a meeting-by-meeting basis if progress toward that goal is sufficient enough to raise the rates.

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Congressional Hearings to Cover Economy, Monetary Policy, and Agencies’ Activities

On Wednesday, July 15, the House Financial Services Committee will receive the testimony of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a full Committee hearing titled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." Chair Yellen will update the Committee on the progress of the economy toward meeting the four benchmarks for the economy as set by the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act (Humphrey Hawkins) Act of 1978.

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Lawmakers Request More Transparency From FHFA On Transfer of Credit Risk

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia), Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jon Tester (D-Montana), and Dean Heller (R-Nevada) sent a letter to the FHFA Director Mel Watt, requesting for clarity in risk sharing transactions to help drive competition in the secondary mortgage market.

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