Ben Bernanke believes the economy is recovering, but very slowly -- and often points to continued weakness in the job market and housing sector.
"Although the economy is recovering, it is still operating well below potential and unemployment remains high," he said in March.
Those views mean the chairman is likely to stand by his original plan to keep interest rates low for an "extended period," and pump $600 billion into the economy by buying Treasuries.
The controversial policy, known as the second round of quantitative easing or QE2, is scheduled to end in June.
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