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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will testify on the economy on Thursday, February 2, the U.S. House of Representatives' Budget Committee said.
The appearance will come just a week after the U.S. central bank's announcement that it is likely to keep interest rates near zero for nearly three more years, a decision that may prove controversial with some Republicans.
Bernanke has come under attack from a number of Republican presidential candidates for the Fed's ultra-low rates policy.
Reporting By Tim Ahmann, Editing by Gary Crosse