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Audit The Fed: H.R. 459 Passes House with More Than Two Thirds Majority! 327 - 98

Updated on July 23, 2012

On record so far at www.thomas.gov

Title: To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States before the end of 2012, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] (introduced 1/26/2011)
Cosponsors: (271))
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2011 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management .

Congressional Switchboard Number: (202) 224-3121

Co-Sponsors (271)

Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] - 1/26/2011
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] - 1/26/2011
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] - 1/26/2011
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] - 1/26/2011
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 1/26/2011
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] - 1/26/2011
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] - 1/26/2011
Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] - 1/26/2011
Rep LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14] - 1/26/2011
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 1/26/2011
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] - 1/26/2011
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 1/26/2011
Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29] - 1/26/2011
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] - 1/26/2011
Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] - 1/26/2011
Rep Woodall, Rob [GA-7] - 1/26/2011
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] - 1/26/2011
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] - 1/26/2011
Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] - 1/26/2011
Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] - 1/26/2011
Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2] - 1/26/2011
Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3] - 1/26/2011
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] - 1/26/2011
Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] - 1/26/2011
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] - 1/26/2011
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] - 1/26/2011
Rep McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [CA-25] - 1/26/2011
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] - 1/26/2011
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 1/26/2011
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] - 1/26/2011
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] - 1/26/2011
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 1/26/2011
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 1/26/2011
Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] - 1/26/2011
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] - 1/26/2011
Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12] - 1/26/2011
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] - 1/26/2011
Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17] - 1/26/2011
Rep Graves, Tom [GA-9] - 1/26/2011
Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] - 1/26/2011
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 1/26/2011
Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] - 1/26/2011
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] - 1/26/2011
Rep Young, C.W. Bill [FL-10] - 1/26/2011
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] - 1/26/2011
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] - 1/26/2011
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 1/26/2011
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] - 1/26/2011
Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] - 1/26/2011
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 1/26/2011
Rep Young, Don [AK] - 1/26/2011
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] - 1/26/2011
Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] - 1/26/2011
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 1/26/2011
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 2/8/2011
Rep Canseco, Francisco "Quico" [TX-23] - 2/8/2011
Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2] - 2/8/2011
Rep Nugent, Richard [FL-5] - 2/8/2011
Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] - 2/8/2011
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] - 2/8/2011
Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] - 2/8/2011
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 2/8/2011
Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] - 2/8/2011
Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13] - 2/8/2011
Rep Amash, Justin [MI-3] - 2/8/2011
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] - 2/8/2011
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] - 2/8/2011
Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-5] - 2/8/2011
Rep Lankford, James [OK-5] - 2/8/2011
Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] - 2/8/2011
Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] - 2/11/2011
Rep Adams, Sandy [FL-24] - 2/11/2011
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] - 2/11/2011
Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11] - 2/15/2011
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12] - 2/15/2011
Rep Mack, Connie [FL-14] - 2/15/2011
Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] - 2/15/2011
Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 2/16/2011
Rep Walsh, Joe [IL-8] - 2/17/2011
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] - 2/28/2011
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 2/28/2011
Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] - 2/28/2011
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 3/1/2011
Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-20] - 3/1/2011
Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4] - 3/2/2011

Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] - 3/4/2011
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 3/4/2011
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] - 3/10/2011
Rep Stutzman, Marlin A. [IN-3] - 3/10/2011
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] - 3/10/2011
Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] - 3/10/2011
Rep Harris, Andy [MD-1] - 3/11/2011
Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] - 3/15/2011
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 3/15/2011
Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9] - 3/15/2011
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] - 3/17/2011
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] - 3/17/2011
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 3/17/2011
Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] - 3/17/2011
Rep Young, Todd C. [IN-9] - 3/29/2011
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 3/29/2011
Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] - 3/29/2011
Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] - 3/29/2011
Rep Herrera Beutler, Jaime [WA-3] - 3/29/2011
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] - 3/29/2011
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] - 3/29/2011
Rep Gowdy, Trey [SC-4] - 3/29/2011
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] - 3/29/2011
Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] - 3/29/2011
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] - 3/30/2011
Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] - 3/30/2011
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] - 3/30/2011
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 3/31/2011
Rep Visclosky, Peter J. [IN-1] - 4/1/2011
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] - 4/1/2011
Rep Tipton, Scott [CO-3] - 4/5/2011
Rep Schilling, Robert T. [IL-17] - 4/5/2011
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] - 4/5/2011
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] - 4/5/2011
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] - 4/6/2011
Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] - 4/6/2011
Rep Austria, Steve [OH-7] - 4/11/2011
Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] - 4/12/2011
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] - 4/12/2011
Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [NJ-11] - 4/14/2011
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] - 4/15/2011
Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] - 4/15/2011
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 4/15/2011
Rep Guinta, Frank C. [NH-1] - 4/15/2011
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] - 5/2/2011
Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] - 5/2/2011
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 5/3/2011
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] - 5/3/2011
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 5/3/2011
Rep Runyan, Jon [NJ-3] - 5/3/2011
Rep Huelskamp, Tim [KS-1] - 5/3/2011
Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] - 5/4/2011
Rep Labrador, Raul R. [ID-1] - 5/5/2011
Rep Rogers, Mike D. [AL-3] - 5/10/2011
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] - 5/10/2011
Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] - 5/10/2011
Rep Benishek, Dan [MI-1] - 5/11/2011
Rep Kelly, Mike [PA-3] - 5/12/2011
Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] - 5/23/2011
Rep McCarthy, Kevin [CA-22] - 5/23/2011
Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-7] - 5/23/2011
Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5] - 5/23/2011
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 5/23/2011
Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3] - 5/23/2011
Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] - 5/25/2011
Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] - 6/2/2011
Rep Kissell, Larry [NC-8] - 6/2/2011
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] - 6/13/2011
Rep Sullivan, John [OK-1] - 6/13/2011
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 6/22/2011
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] - 6/22/2011
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 7/6/2011
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] - 7/6/2011
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 7/6/2011
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 7/21/2011
Rep Meehan, Patrick [PA-7] - 7/21/2011
Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] - 7/25/2011
Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] - 7/29/2011
Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] - 8/1/2011
Rep Yoder, Kevin [KS-3] - 8/5/2011
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] - 8/5/2011
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] - 9/7/2011
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 9/7/2011
Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] - 9/7/2011
Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] - 9/7/2011
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] - 9/7/2011
Rep Scott, Austin [GA-8] - 9/7/2011
Rep Womack, Steve [AR-3] - 9/7/2011
Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] - 9/12/2011
Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] - 9/12/2011
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] - 9/12/2011
Rep Scott, Tim [SC-1] - 9/13/2011
Rep Hartzler, Vicky [MO-4] - 9/19/2011
Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] - 9/19/2011
Rep Noem, Kristi L. [SD] - 10/13/2011
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 10/13/2011
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] - 10/13/2011
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 10/24/2011
Rep West, Allen B. [FL-22] - 10/24/2011
Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] - 10/24/2011
Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] - 10/31/2011
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 11/2/2011
Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] - 11/2/2011
Rep Cravaack, Chip [MN-8] - 11/29/2011
Rep Landry, Jeffrey M. [LA-3] - 11/29/2011
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] - 11/30/2011
Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] - 12/6/2011
Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] - 12/12/2011
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 1/18/2012
Rep Berg, Rick [ND] - 1/18/2012
Rep Lewis, Jerry [CA-41] - 1/18/2012
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] - 2/3/2012
Rep Quayle, Benjamin [AZ-3] - 2/3/2012
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] - 2/7/2012
Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] - 2/7/2012
Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] - 2/7/2012
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 2/14/2012
Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] - 2/14/2012
Rep Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [AR-1] - 2/15/2012
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] - 2/15/2012
Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] - 2/15/2012
Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] - 2/15/2012
Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] - 2/27/2012
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 2/27/2012
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 3/8/2012
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] - 3/8/2012
Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] - 3/19/2012
Rep Gibbs, Bob [OH-18] - 3/19/2012
Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] - 3/26/2012
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 4/16/2012
Rep Bass, Charles F. [NH-2] - 3/28/2012
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 4/16/2012
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 4/19/2012
Rep Kinzinger, Adam [IL-11] - 4/19/2012
Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] - 4/19/2012
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] - 4/19/2012
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] - 4/26/2012
Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] - 5/10/2012
Rep Webster, Daniel [FL-8] - 5/10/2012
Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6] - 5/18/2012
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] - 5/30/2012
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] - 5/30/2012
Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-21] - 5/30/2012
Rep Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [TN-3] - 6/5/2012
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 6/5/2012
Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3] - 6/5/2012
Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] - 6/5/2012
Rep King, Steve [IA-5] - 6/5/2012
Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 6/6/2012
Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] - 6/6/2012
Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6] - 6/6/2012
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-21] - 6/7/2012
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] - 6/7/2012
Rep Jordan, Jim [OH-4] - 6/7/2012
Rep DesJarlais, Scott [TN-4] - 6/12/2012
Rep Long, Billy [MO-7] - 6/12/2012
Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] - 6/18/2012
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] - 6/18/2012
Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52] - 6/20/2012
Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10] - 6/20/2012
Rep Denham, Jeff [CA-19] - 6/21/2012
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] - 6/21/2012
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] - 6/21/2012
Rep Hanna, Richard L. [NY-24] - 6/21/2012
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 6/21/2012
Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] - 6/21/2012
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 6/26/2012
Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] - 6/26/2012
Rep Renacci, James B. [OH-16] - 6/26/2012
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 6/26/2012
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] - 6/27/2012
Rep Buerkle, Ann Marie [NY-25] - 6/27/2012
Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] - 6/27/2012
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 6/27/2012
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] - 6/27/2012
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 6/27/2012
Rep Clarke, Hansen [MI-13] - 7/9/2012
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 7/9/2012
Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] - 7/9/2012
Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4] - 7/9/2012
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 7/9/2012
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 7/10/2012
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 7/10/2012
Rep Hayworth, Nan A. S. [NY-19] - 7/11/2012
Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-40] - 7/13/2012
Rep Palazzo, Steven M. [MS-4] - 7/17/2012
Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] - 7/18/2012

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I do not mean to "urinate in the punch bowl," BUT

the bill passed the House last time (albeit by a much smaller margin). It died in the Senate. Are there enough "enlightened" Senators this time to pass it by TWO-THIRDS, which will be required to overcome a Presidential veto?

If nothing else this will now

If nothing else this will now be an election issue that will work in our favor big time.

That's why we need to get the majority in the senate in the fall

and the presidency

https://twitter.com/#!/Agonzo1

will they wait that long?

to vote on it in the Senate?

DOA.

DOA.

Hear that? It's the sound of

Hear that?

It's the sound of the Fed's shredders on overdrive.

That's right; for the first time in history, you can bet that right now there is more paper being shredded than printed over at the good ol' central bank.

so are they going to take the 5th

on where all that money went?

"Taking the 5th" presumes

"Taking the 5th" presumes they will ever see the inside of a courtroom.

I'm afraid that's a bit optimistic...

at least at this very moment.

Great day for America!

Congrats on all the hard work Ron Paul and I am sure some might be packing up their offices right now.

Tag-team Pauls

Now over to the Senate.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

Now the Real Challenge Begins--on to the Senate!

It is imperative we do not let up on the full audit of the Fed. There needs to be calls, letters and blogs in support of S202. We need to stress the Fed is currently under the political pressure of Crony Capitalism and Wall Street. We need to highlight the revolving door between the Fed and mega Financial Institutions. Those making the decisions at the Fed and where they came from needs to be made known to all Americans. We need to highlight Timmy's evasive answers today. He tried to say he made the world aware that Libor was being fixed but he lies about it. He did not make that known. He skirted the issue because he did not want the truth to come out; he was playing the game as well. EXPOSE, SHOUT OUT THE TRUTH!

We need to nag like an unhappy wife until this country files for divorce from the FED.

"Nag like an unhappy wife"

I love it. Nobody's happy if mamas not happy.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

We got less than half the democrats in the house....

If we get similar proportions in the senate it should pass.

Ron Paul 2016

Contact Senater Harry Reid

Contact Senater Harry Reid the senate leader. He has vowed not to let this go to vote.

http://www.reid.senate.gov/

This means

Everyone.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Yeah, I want this bit on the

Yeah, I want this bit on the front page, should be its own forum...point of action for the foreseeable future! I'll let everyone have a beer and a pat on the back...then its back to work everyone!

To Ron Paul from The House of Reps

Thank You for your service by 2/3rds majority we stand with you

S.202 - Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011

Contacted both of my current Senators in Support of Sen. Rand Paul.

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s202/show

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Victory!!!!!!!!

Having a cold frosty beer to celebrate haha

a tear in my beer and a nice

a tear in my beer and a nice fatty to puff on. Have to admit i have tears:) and dancing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMC3ffwoMVE

Ron Paul 2016

Us too! :-)

Us too! :-)

Thats a pretty

Groovy vid:)

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

A DECISIVE victory!

I hope Dr. Paul has a nice afternoon celebrating this win with his family. Today is a very good day for the Paul family and for America.

Thanks to everyone who called their representatives. Now on to the Senate.

Agree

Full court press. How do we handle Reid ??

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

It's the ecstasy of

It's the ecstasy of gold

http://youtu.be/1-rHdSWZLpQ

I saw two Nay votes changed to Yay towards the end

Would this indicate that there were some that didn't want to be recorded as a No once it was clear it would pass? Anyway to find out who they were?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

LOL

Complimentary crying lessons from Boehner

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

"BRAVO"!

Thanks to everyone who called their Rep !

Now, to get the Senate to pass a FULL audit !

beesting

Oh Yeah!

Way to go Ron Paul!

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.