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S 202 - Audit the Fed: 37 Co-sponsors

Updated on December 29, 2012
On record so far at www.thomas.gov

Title: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011

Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 1/26/2011)
Cosponsors: (37)
Latest Major Action: 1/26/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Sen DeMint, Jim [SC] - 1/26/2011
Sen Vitter, David [LA] - 1/26/2011
Sen Lee, Mike [UT] - 3/1/2011
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] - 5/24/2011
Sen Boozman, John [AR] - 5/24/2011
Sen Heller, Dean [NV] - 6/22/2011
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] - 7/25/2011
Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] - 9/6/2011
Sen Risch, James E. [ID] - 10/6/2011
Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] - 10/6/2011
Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] - 10/6/2011
Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] - 10/6/2011
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] - 10/6/2011
Sen Burr, Richard [NC] - 10/6/2011
Sen Thune, John [SD] - 10/6/2011
Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] - 10/6/2011
Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] - 10/6/2011
Sen McCain, John [AZ] - 10/31/2011
Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] - 10/31/2011
Sen Cornyn, John [TX] - 3/28/2012
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 7/17/2012
Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] - 7/23/2012
Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] - 7/25/2012
Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] - 7/31/2012
Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] - 8/1/2012
Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] - 8/2/2012
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] - 8/2/2012
Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] - 9/10/2012
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] - 9/10/2012
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] - 9/10/2012
Sen Begich, Mark [AK] - 9/12/2012
Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] - 9/12/2012
Sen Sessions, Jeff [AL] - 9/19/2012
Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] - 9/19/2012
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 11/13/2012
Sen Portman, Rob [OH] - 11/13/2012
Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] - 11/13/2012

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Is Mitch McConnel a cosponsor of Audit the Fed?

If not, why not?

Maybe we should give his offices a little Ron Paul love until he signs on as a cosponsor?

Louisville Office

601 W. Broadway
Room 630
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 582-6304

Lexington Office

771 Corporate Drive
Suite 108
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 224-8286

Fort Wright Office

1885 Dixie Highway
Suite 345
Fort Wright, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 578-0188

London Office

300 S. Main Street
Suite 310
London, KY 40741
Phone: (606) 864-2026

Bowling Green Office

Federal Building
241 E. Main Street, Rm. 102
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 781-1673

Paducah Office

Professional Arts Building
2320 Broadway, Suite 100
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 442-4554

Washington Office

317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499

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Benton says he supports it

Benton says he supports it now. http://www.businessinsider.com/jesse-benton-ron-paul-mitch-m...
(scroll to the bottom of the article)

I imagine McConnell will vote for it given his position as Senate Minority leader and because Audit the Fed is now in the Repub platform.

Focus on contacting Dems, they should be our biggest priority.

Funny he has an office on "Corporate Drive" though.

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Corporate Drive....

I work in a federal building on "Commerce Parkway".

He must not be.

I wrote to him a couple of months ago and have yet to receive a reply.


2 more!

Ron Paul is My President



Use this Great Post To Get the Job Done!!!!

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I need help to get this as far around the Web as possible. Please post on other sites (facebook, tweeter, and all the liberty sites).

A lot is happening lately in movement with Benton and C4L, Ron and Rand Paul. We shouldn't let these fast time and, frankly, distorted information confuse us on what is still possible IF WE WORK TOGETHER!

Stay the Coarse!

The R(love)ution Continues...

~Good Night, And Good Luck~


Every F'ing day!

Put both of your senators and Reid on speed dial.

I'm bumping up my calls to 2 per day to each senator starting tomorrow.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I'm just well-informed

Dear Senator McCaskill,

As your constituent from the State of Missouri, I respectfully request that you become a co-sponsor of S.202 “Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011” and work to the best of your ability to successfully pass this bill for the benefit of both Missourians and the American people. It is imperative that the Government of the United States of America audit the Federal Reserve System. Today the national debt is $16 trillion and climbing. I request that you do everything possible to bring the United States fiscal house to order. As it stands, the referenced debt clock shows that each citizen personally owes more than $50,000. RE: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Above was sent via Senator McCaskill's contact page via email. This is at least the 2nd time I have requested her co-sponsorship, if not the 3rd. Anyone is welcome to copy verbatim or change for their own use.

Two more cosponsors

including the first Democratic Senator:

Sen Begich, Mark [AK] - 9/12/2012
Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] - 9/12/2012

S. 202 now has 32 cosponsors.

Awesome. Still waiting on


Still waiting on Senator McConnell to join us...especially after the events of today...

Only the acceptance of the truth can defeat systemic evil.

I support this, but honestly,

I support this, but honestly, I think the juciest stuff has already been released. The Fed's sneakiest actions happened from 2008 to 2010. So yes, I want to see this, but I do not think it will be earth-shattering. The previous audit will be seen as having been much more eye-opening.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a


the problem is that its all done in secret so we wont even know for sure if it is "juicy" or not unless we do the full audit. the whole intent for this bill is to for once in congresses life have a shred of oversight in the federal reserve. I dont think the bill went far enough, i would like to see quarterly audits, and a section that takes away the feds dual mandate...atleast until we can end it ;) also with the full audit we could possibly see extravagant things that we werent privy to in the last audit from '08 etc.

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” - F.A. Hayek

Dr. NO - how would you suggest

arguing the need for S. 202 to those who say that the previous
audit was adequate?

That seems to be the gist of the response I received from
Sen. Ron Wyden's office.

Because transparency is

Because transparency is always good. It is not always necessary, it is not always important, but there are very, very few times where anything bad can come of it (and most of those times are probably limited to covert operations).

I think what the federal reserce is most afraid of is the dialogue that the audit will reveal. Why in the past 30 years did they abandon their policy of lowering and increasing rates for a policy of just lowering rates (for the most part).

Central banks of other nations raised interest rates during times of prosperity and managed to create conditions that nicely limited malinvestment.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

MODS - Please put this thread on front and center

Senate is now back in session and we need to hammer the senate.

Just added 3 more today!

Ron Paul is My President

here it is...

Contact information for your Senators:


Please call or email your Senators and urge them to support S. 202 or thank them for cosponsoring S. 202. It takes less than five minutes to contact both your Senators.

Max Keiser/Jon Rubino Audit the Fed S.202

Jon Rubino (Dollarcollapse.com) interviewed on the Max Keiser


Nice plug for Audit the Fed (in general - not the specific bill) and
limited constitutional government from about the 20 minute mark.

Have *you* contacted your Senators in support of S. 202 ?

The clock is running...

What happened to Bernie

What happened to Bernie Sanders? I thought he was the Sponsor on the first go around a couple yrs ago.


Sanders was the Senate sponsor last time out. When the bill got to the Senate, he watered it down so we only were left with a partial audit. Sanders shouldn't be trusted.

He'll vote for it anyway, he

He'll vote for it anyway, he just seems to dislike Rand Paul so I don't think he'll be co-sponsoring it.

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dammit, that socialist might

dammit, that socialist might be able to convince dems to come on board.

Dunno about that. He isn't

Dunno about that. He isn't popular among the Dem establishment.

The best way to get Dems supporting this is putting a lot of pressure on them to do so.

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Yea ur probably right. Goes

Yea ur probably right. Goes back to Harry Reid. Keep pushing his youtube videos from his speeches in the 90s demanding for an audit of the Fed.

Lugar the warmonger got his ass handed to him...

..here in Indiana. Mourdock

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

10 Who Didn't Sponsor - Retiring or Defeated in Primary

Sen. Akaka Daniel K. HI D Retiring
Sen. Conrad Kent ND D Retiring
Sen. Nelson Ben NE D Retiring
Sen. Bingaman Jeff NM D Retiring
Sen. Webb Jim VA D Retiring
Sen. Kohl Herb WI D Retiring
Sen. Lieberman Joseph I. CT Ind Retiring
Sen. Lugar Richard G. IN R Defeated in primary
Sen. Snowe Olympia J. ME R Retiring
Sen. Hutchison Kay Bailey TX R Retiring

They might have a bad attitude or they might say "Why not, I'm leaving!"

Sorry for all the posts but I do analysis in my job and I like to look at these from all angles. Please take them and go after them in the best way possible. And pass on to friends and families in other states!

Of course they won't

They have everything to gain if theyn are retiring by not supporting it.

Appreciate the posts Pablo77 - Bump for S. 202!

If people would channel part of the energy they're
putting into going round and round about Gary Johnson
or whatever and get on the horn to their senators they would actually
be doing something substantial to support Ron Paul's
years of work on this.

FWIW - Jim Webb is a pretty good author - how about some Virginians
at least trying to get him on board with S. 202!

The bill is not going anywhere without some Democratic co-sponsors
and we don't have even one so far..

Good News - 6 States Where Both Senators Cosponsored

ID - Idaho
MS - Mississippi
OK - Oklahoma
SC - South Carolina
UT - Utah
WY - Wyoming

Reflecting the conservative nature of their voters we've got a hotbed in the South and Rocky Mountain States. It would be great to extend these in both directions. Would recommend contacting Senators Bill Nelson of Florid and Jon Kyl of Arizona since their compatriots are co-sponsoring. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is also in the same situation.