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U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger says criminals put $4,000 in fraudulent charges on his credit card.
After years of killing bills to tighten regulations on payday loans, the Legislature may agree to set up a database to make sure people don't take out more than $500 in loans at one time.
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
The House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday sent a payday-loan regulation bill to a subcommittee, a move that the bill's sponsor called an effort to kill the legislation.
Janet Yellen, in her first appearance before Congress as the new chair of the Federal Reserve, sparked a major rally in global financial markets Tuesday by pledging to stick with her predecessor Ben S. Bernanke’s plan to gradually end the easy-money policies put in place during the recession.
The effort to delay huge increases in insurance premiums for homeowners in flood-prone areas faces a skeptical House chairman who is largely standing behind the changes Congress oversaw in the nation's flood insurance program less than two years ago.
Though many legislators may not realize it, Congress failed to include in the massive spending deal approved last week funds to implement reforms sought for years by both Democratic and Republican presidents that would give China, India, Brazil and other large emerging nations a greater say in activities of the International Monetary Fund.
Security experts tell Congress a large number of hacking attempts have been made at the Obamacare website, and some think it has been compromised. "Hackers are definitely after it," the House Science, Space and Technology Committee was told. "The website is either hacked already or will be soon."
Democrats are loath to admit their role in irresponsible lending