Some in Congress have tried to ban the currency, but it will soon be on their doorstep.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said he expects a close vote this week on his proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
House Democrats are pushing to scrap a hearing digging into controversy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), arguing it has become a political ploy.
A report showed the agency is biased in favor of white employees.
House Republicans are pushing the Senate to take up a bill tweaking financial regulations that has already been unanimously passed by the House.
About 12 million Americans use payday loans.
The Dodd-Frank provision calls for greater state oversight of appraisal management companies
The ruling on "swipe fees" hands a victory to banks and a defeat to retailers.
The financial regulator is cautioning investors about the risks of dealing with bitcoin.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday accused the Federal Reserve of misinterpreting a piece of financial reform legislation she wrote four years ago.