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Powell testimony, Republican strategy, and homebound Brits. 

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be questioned by lawmakers in the House today, with fiscal policy and the need for more economic stimulus likely to dominate proceedings. A text of Powell's prepared remarks, released ahead of the appearance, shows the Fed Chair continues to be worried about the path of the recovery while acknowledging that "many economic indicators show marked improvements." Mnuchin's testimony is likely to focus on the continuing stalemate over a stimulus package and the rising risk of a government shutdown