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Week of August 19

• This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are in recess for the six-week August break. Both chambers will return to legislative business on Monday, September 9, 2019.

• On Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., NCHER holds its Monthly Membership Call, which will provide a summary of the July 23, 2019 meeting of the NCHER Board of Directors; a summary of, and updates on, major items being worked on by our committees, caucuses, and working groups; and a Washington Update, including recent legislative and regulatory actions by Congress, the White House, the Department of Education, the Department of Treasury, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Communications Commission. Note: The call-in number has been circulated to each organization’s primary point of contact.

• On Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., the Congressional Budget Office releases its periodic report titled, “An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2019 to 2029.”

• On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) releases the minutes of its two-day meeting held on July 30 – 31, 2019.

• On Friday at 10:00 a.m., Federal Reserve Board of Governors Chairman Jerome Powell gives a speech titled, “Challenges for Monetary Policy,” at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, WY.

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