Bernanke Opening Statement to Congress

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee about the health of the U.S. economy, saying, the job market shows improvement but remains relatively weak. Overall, he states, inflation remains in a narrow range and will run at or below two percent. Bernanke also reiterated the FOMC's decision to continue its policy of asset purchases.