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Financial Services Committee has approved Rep. Ron Paul's Bill | Politico 11/19/09

The House Financial Services Committee has approved Rep. Ron Paul’s measure to drastically expand the government’s power to audit the Federal Reserve.

The measure, based on a Paul proposal that has attracted more than 300 co-sponsors, passed, 43-26, as an amendment to a financial reform bill. Florida Democrat and fellow Fed critic Alan Grayson co-sponsored the amendment with Paul and played a leading role drumming up support for it among committee members. The adoption of this amendment is an extraordinary victory for Paul, whose libertarian, anti-Fed leanings have often been dismissed by the political establishment.
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Is this the first Ron Paul bill that was passed?

Of course, this is great news!

Frankly, I'm a little stunned...delightfully stunned.

I am partially stunned because I know that, despite developing a prolific amount of legislation, Ron Paul usually doesn't get anything passed. Is this the first Ron Paul bill that was passed?

yes and no...

This bill has not yet passed, it just got through a major hurdle. The whole house still has to vote on it, then the Senate, then the president has to sign it, or Congress can override a veto with a 2/3 majority.

If we make it all the way, it will be Dr. Paul's first legislative victory of his career.

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Did they approve the

Did they approve the original, intact Bill, or did they approve the "gutted" version?

Gutted version voted down

That's what I understand...

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That is terrific. From what

That is terrific. From what I read, the politico article says that they'll vote on the underlying bill after Thanksgiving.

Very Exciting

No matter what they do, the cat is out of the bag...

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