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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Gives Semiannual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee...WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15:  Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen arrives for testimony before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee July 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Yellin delivered her "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress."  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen arrives for testimony before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC. Ms Yellin delivered her semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress. 

From left, Kim Langley, mother of Richard Scott Bailey, a U.S. Marine who died driving a 2007 Chevy Cobalt; Laura Christian, of Harwood, Md., birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, the first reported victim of the GM safety defect; Randal Rademaker, father of Amy Rademaker of St. Croix County, Wis., who died when her Chevy Cobalt crashed and her air bags did not deploy; and Mary Ruddy of Carbondale, Pa., whose daughter Kelly, 21, was killed in 2010 while driving a 2005 Cobalt, gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014,for a news conference. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will look for answers today from GM CEO Mary Barra about a faulty ignition switch and mishandled recall of 2.6 million cars that s been linked to 13 deaths and dozens of crashes.

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Relatives gather on Tuesday on Washington’s Capitol Hill, ahead of testimony from General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra to a House of Representatives subcommittee. She is to answer questions on a faulty ignition switch and the mishandled recall of 2.6m cars, which have been linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents.

US Congress holds a ceremony to dedicate a bust of the late Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill...epa03930153 The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps march during a ceremony held by the US Congress to dedicate a bust of the late Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill, in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 30 October 2013. Churchill became an honorary US citizen in 1963.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps march during a ceremony held by US Congress to dedicate a bust of the late UK prime minister Winston Churchill, in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. Churchill became an honorary US citizen in 1963. 

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration claims the botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations   not bad management at HHS. As the public face of President Barack Obama's signature health care program, Sec. Sebelius has become the target for attacks over its botched rollout with Republicans, and even some Democrats, calling for her to resign.

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US health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the public face of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare programme, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington. The Obama administration claims the botched rollout of the Act was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations, not bad management at HHS.

Boehner arrives with his security detail at the U.S. Capitol in Washington...U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (L) arrives with his security detail at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 16, 2013. The U.S. Senate prepared for a last ditch effort Wednesday to avoid a historic lapse in the government's borrowing authority, a breach that President Barack Obama has said could lead to default and deliver a damaging blow to the global economy.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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US House Speaker John Boehner arrives at Capitol Hill in Washington. The US Senate prepared for a last ditch effort on Wednesday to avoid a historic lapse in the government’s borrowing authority, a breach that President Barack Obama has said could lead to default and deliver a damaging blow to the global economy. 

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony from Secretary Lew on the nations debt limit.

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Treasury secretary Jack Lew testifies at the Senate finance committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, on Thursday. The committee is hearing testimony on the nation’s debt limit.

The morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding.

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The morning sun illuminates the US Capitol building in Washington on Monday as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding.

Obama, Former Presidents Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of MLK's March On Washington...WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28:  A man marches from Capitol Hill to the Lincoln Memorial during the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action' honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The 1963 landmark civil rights event was where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, saying, 'I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream...one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream . . .'

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A march in Washington to the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday marked the ‘Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action’ event for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington for jobs and freedom. The 1963 civil rights event was where Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech. 

Apple CEO Cook, CFO Oppenheimer and Apple Head of tax operations Bullock are sworn in to testify at Senate homeland security and governmental affairs investigations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill...Apple CEO Tim Cook (C), CFO Peter Oppenheimer (L) and Apple Head of tax operations Philip Bullock are sworn in to testify at a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs investigations subcommittee hearing on offshore profit shifting and the U.S. tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 21, 2013. Apple Inc came under fire on Tuesday at a Senate hearing over an investigation that alleged the U.S. high technology icon has kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries and paid little or no taxes to any government.   REUTERS/Jason Reed    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook (centre), chief finance officer Peter Oppenheimer (left) and head of tax operations Philip Bullock are sworn in to testify at a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs investigations subcommittee hearing on offshore profit shifting and the US tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Apple came under fire on Tuesday at the hearing over allegations it had kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries and paid little or no taxes to any government.