Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is headed to Capitol Hill next week to testify before the Joint Economic Committee, the committee said Thursday.

Ms. Yellen will appear before the panel, which includes both the House and Senate lawmakers, on Nov. 17 to testify about the economic outlook. Fed leaders typically visit the committee once or twice a year to testify about the economy and monetary policy.

The last time Ms. Yellen appeared before the committee was Dec. 3, 2015, shortly before the Fed raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.

Fed officials have left rates unchanged since then, but officials have signaled they could raise rates a quarter percentage point when they meet again on Dec. 13-14, though they will be watching markets closely for signs of volatility following Donald Trump's surprise victory in Tuesday's presidential contest.

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