Business groups are ramping up their campaign in the expected battle to renew funding for the Export-Import Bank.
Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that he will introduce a bill to require private lenders to notify students when a loan is placed in automatic default.
The New York Democrat said his bill would prevent student borrowers from facing automatic defaults on their loans if a co-signer suddenly dies or files for bankruptcy.
The Federal Reserve could come closer to filling several vacancies on its board with a Senate vote Tuesday.
Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said they made progress on security, trade issues.
Sales of new home plummeted 14.5 percent in March as a lack of credit availabilty held back potential home purchases.
Gallup's economic confidence index has stayed essentially level the last three weeks.
Sales of existing homes fell in March to their lowest level since July 2012 with a combination of inventory shortages and rising prices deterring buyers.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an affiliated legal institute spent $25.2 million.
A near doubling of equity values hasn't done much to boost Obama's numbers.
The economy added 192,000 jobs in March.