Bernanke to Appear Wednesday Before Joint Economic Committee

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will face questions about weakened economy from the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday.

The committee, which includes members from both the House and the Senate, is just one of three that have asked Bernanke to testify this week about the Wall Street crisis and the economy.

Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are scheduled to appear before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday and the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday's Joint Economic Committee hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.