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Inside Washington (04/10/2009)
* WASHINGTON (4/13/09)--Senate Democrats are working to cut down on a packed legislative agenda by dropping legislation that doesn’t have enough support to pass (CongressDaily PM April 9). If some of the legislation is dropped, there will be more time for the Senate to focus more intently on other issues. The Senate’s legislative agenda could focus on revamping financial regulation, according to aides. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene April 20 ... * WASHINGTON (4/13/09)--The Treasury and Vice President Joe Biden are encouraging federal benefit recipients to switch to direct deposit from paper checks by April 20. By doing so, senior citizens, the disabled and others can ensure they will receive their $250 Economic Recovery payment. The Treasury will issue more than 64 million of the $250 payments, and about 80% will be electronic. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort by Treasury to switch all federal benefit recipients to direct deposit, saving taxpayers $130 million annually. The Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks are sponsoring GoDirect, a campaign to motivate those receiving federal benefit checks to use direct deposits. The Credit Union National Association is a national GoDirect partner and supports the goals of direct deposit ...


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