125 votes

URGENT! Senate Has Adjourned Until September 10th! Find Your Senator Near You & Tell Them To "Support S. 202!"

ATTENTION: Citizens of South Dakota, North Carolina, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Wisconsin, Montana, Ohio, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Rhodes Island, Alabama, Tennessee, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Illinois…

The Senate Is Back in Session/a>. Expedience and Vigilance Is of the Essence! It is vital that ALL of Us Hit the Senate switchboard and the respective State District Offices hard NOW and until The Election on November 6th. ( )days from the time of this post) to Remind Our Senators to Co-Sponsor S. 202 the "Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011."

To Contact the Whole Committee and push for Consideration:
Email to the whole Committee (Thank You tsai3904)

From the States Mentioned Above there are Senators on the Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (the Committee assigned to investigate Rand Paul's Audit of the FED) that have yet to co-sponsor S. 202. Contact them in any way, shape or form you can (preferably the fastest/or In Person) and tell them to support S. 202 and all the reasons why you think they should. Including:

1. Transparency of Government and any private entity that deals with the Federal Government is the People's Right,
2. Too Much Evidence exists that ties the Federal Reserve to the causes of our current Economic Condition,
3. Though, Congress long ago acquiesced in the necessity to legitimately oversee the Federal Reserve they are STILL legally responsible to the Monetary Policy of the United States, under the Constitution; which they have sworn to uphold.

These are your senators and I hope you know what they are willing to listen too.

For Encouragement or retro-spectrum:

To get to the brass tax, voters of South Dakota need to call (Again and Again) All of Sen. Johnson's offices and explain to him and his staff the seriousness of the legislation and that well over 3/4 of the Nation Favor NO MORE SECRETS.

I have taken all night to compile this list of everyone on the committee and their contact info… darn near everything you need to leave a message every day and in both of their Congressional and District offices (some of the senators actually have a list of their staff so you know who you are talking too! But not all.)

Their Term Status As Senators Are As Follows:

• Seven Senators on the Committee Have already Co-sponsored the Bill and should receive a Big Thank You call or email from you (regardless if your a residence) as a gesture of gratitude and encouragement.

*David Vitter (R-LA) Up for Re-election!!!
*Jim DeMint (R-SC) 4 more years
*Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) Up for Re-Election!!!
*Mike Crapo (R-ID) 4 more years
*Mark Kirk (R-IL) 5 more years (Obama's Old Seat!!!)
*Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA) 4 more years
*Richard C. Shelby; Ranking Member (R-AL) 4 more years

• Four Members of the Committee have NOT Co-Sponsored S. 202 and are up for Re-election this year! (These Guys should be easy)

Bob Corker (R-TN)
Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Jon Tester (D-MT)

• Two Members of the Committee have NOT Co-Sponsored S. 202 and are NOT Running for Re-election.(Explain to them that support of this legislation as their last acts as Congressmen would be very fitting to their legacy (regardless of what their previous acts may say)).

Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI)
Herb Kohl (D-WI)

• The Rest of the Senators on the Committee are Going to be in the Senate for at least 2 more years. (Don't let them ignore you because of it!)

Tim Johnson Chairman (D-SD)
Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Kay Hagan (D-NC)
Michael F. Bennet (D-CO)
Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Disclaimer: Every piece of information listed below has been taken from the respective websites of each Senator. Liability of inaccurate information is solely on the webmaster of the site.

AS OF 07/30/12

U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
There Are 22 Members

Link to Information on the Committee

To Contact the Whole Committee and push for Consideration:
Email to the whole Committee (Thank You tsai3904)


Tim Johnson Chairman (D-SD)

Washington, D.C. Office
136 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
p. (202) 224-5842
f. (202) 228-5765
Sioux Falls
5015 S. Bur Oak Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
p. (605) 332-8896
f. (605) 332-2824
320 S. First St. Suite 103
Aberdeen, SD 57401
p. (605) 226-3440
f. (605) 226-2439
Rapid City
405 E. Omaha St., Suite B.
Rapid City, SD 57701
p. (605) 341-3990
f. (605) 341-2207
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.johnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

Kay Hagan (D-NC)

Washington D.C.
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
P. 202-224-6342
F. 202-228-2563
Greensboro (Hometown)
701 Green Valley Rd;
Suite 201
Greensboro, NC 27408
Toll Free For Residence 1-877-852-9462
P. 336-333-5311
F. 336-333-5331
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/

Michael F. Bennet (D-CO)

Washington, D.C. Office
458 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5852
Denver Metro (Hometown)
1127 Sherman St., Suite 150
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: (303) 455-7600
Toll Free For Residence: (866) 455-9866
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.bennet.senate.gov/contact/

Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Washington D.C. Office
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20510
Phone:(202) 224-3753
Fax:(202) 228-3997
Portland (Hometown)
121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 1400
Portland, OR, 97204
Phone:(503) 326-3386
Fax:(503) 326-2900
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

Mark R. Warner (D-VA)

Washington, D.C.
475 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295
919 E. Main Street
Suite 630
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-775-2314
Fax: 804-775-2319
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.warner.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?p=ContactPage

Herb Kohl (D-WI) Not Seeking Another Term!!!

Washington Office
330 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5653
Fax: (202) 224-9787
Milwaukee Office
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 950
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 297-4451
Fax: (414) 297-4455
1-800-247-5645 Wisconsin Residents
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Jon Tester (D-MT) Up For Re-election!!!

Washington, D.C.
724 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2604
Phone: (202) 224-2644
Fax: (202) 224-8594
Granite Tower
222 N 32nd Street, Suite 102
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.tester.senate.gov/Contact/index.cfm

Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Up for Re-election!!!

Washington, DC
713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC, 20510
tel (202) 224-2315
fax (202) 228-6321
1301 East Ninth St.,
Suite 1710
Cleveland, OH, 44114
tel (216) 522-7272
fax (216) 522-2239
Toll Free For Residence 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.brown.senate.gov/contact

Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) Not Seeking Another Term!!!

Washington, D.C.
141 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Telephone: (202) 224-6361
Fax: (202) 224-2126
Honolulu Office
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 3-106
Box 50144
Honolulu, HI 96850
Telephone: (808) 522-8970
Fax: (808) 545-4683
Online Contacts
Email: http://www.akaka.senate.gov/email-senator-akaka.cfm

Robert Menendez (D-NJ) Up For Re-election!!!

Washington D.C.
528 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
p. 202.224.4744
Barrington Office
208 White Horse Pike, Suite 18
Barrington New Jersey, 08007
p. 856.757.5353
856.546.1526 (fax)
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact/?i=BNK

Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) This Guy and Harry Reid have the most to lose with S. 202!!!

Washington D.C.
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-6542
Fax: 202-228-3027
TTD: 202-224-0420
Leo O'Brien Building
Room 420
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-431-4070
Fax: 518-431-4076
Online Contacts:
Email: https://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/contact_chuck.cfm

Jack Reed (D-RI)

Washington D.C.
728 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-4642
Fax: (202) 224-4680
Cranston (Hometown)
1000 Chapel View Boulevard
Suite 290
Cranston, RI 02920-5602
Tel: (401) 943-3100
Fax: (401) 464-6837
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.reed.senate.gov/contact/


Richard C. Shelby Ranking Member (R-AL)

Washington, D.C. Office
304 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
p. (202) 224-5744
f. (202) 224-3416
Tuscaloosa (Home Town)
1118 Greensboro Avenue
Room 240
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
p. (205) 759-5047
f. (205) 759-5067
FMJ Federal Courthouse, 15 Lee Street, Suite 208
Montgomery, AL 36104
p. (334) 223-7303
f. (334) 223-7317

Online Contacts:
Email: http://shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby

Bob Corker (R-TN) Up For Re-election!!!

Washington, D.C.
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-3344
Fax: 202-228-0566
Chattanooga (Hometown)
10 West MLK Blvd., 6th Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Main: 423-756-2757
Fax: 423-756-5313
Online Contacts:
Email: https://www.corker.senate.gov/public/?p=ContactMe
Staff Directory: http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=StaffDirectory

Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Washington, D.C. Office
404 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-4224
Fax: (202) 228-0436
Omaha (Hometown)
9900 Nicholas St., Suite 325
Omaha, NE 68114
Tel: (402) 758-8981
Fax: (402) 758-9165
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.johanns.senate.gov/public/?p=EmailSenatorJohanns

Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA)

Washington, D.C.
502 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4254
Fax: (202) 228-0284
Allentown/Lehigh Valley (HomeTown Area)
1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd Suite 101
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: (610) 434-1444
Toll-free phone (for callers in PA): (855) 552-1831
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact

Mark Kirk (R-IL)

Washington, DC
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2854
Fax: 202-228-4611
230 South Dearborn
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-886-3506
Fax: 312-886-2117
Online Contacts:
Email: http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=comment_on_legislation
Staff: http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=meet_the_staff_washington_dc_o...

Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Washington, D.C.
Russell Senate Office Building
Room 354
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6521
Fax: (202) 228-6966
Hays (Hometown)
P.O. Box 249
1200 Main St. Suite 402
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-6401
Fax: (785) 628-3791
Online Contacts:
Email: http://moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-jerry

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And contact the dirty liar Harry Reid too.

Contact him here:

You can write to Senator Reid here:

Here is what I wrote to him.
Feel free to use it if you write to him.
Dear Mr. Reid,

I understand there is a bill coming before the Senate to audit the Federal Reserve. (It was known in the House as H.R. 459).

The Senate version of the bill is S. 202.

I ask that you please allow this bill to be brought up for vote in the Senate as you have tried to do for years.

I also ask that you support this bill to Audit the Federal Reserve.

Thank you.
Here is his office in Washington D.C.
522 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3542
Fax: 202-224-7327

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Sample letter to your Senator - Not much time left!!!

Everyone send a letter to their Senator Saying: "Don't be a Hypocryte like Harry Reid".


The Honorable Harry Reid
United States Senate
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2803

Bruce R. Thompson Courthouse
Suite 902
400 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501-2193

Lloyd George Building, Suite 8016
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89101

RE: HR 459 Audit the Fed Bill

Dear Senator Reid,

Over the years I have marveled at your skill to navigate through your life with conviction and purpose. Your background in reaching a perceived level of excellence as a statesman is extraordinary, and I was impressed with your charisma when you met with Sarah Palin in Searchlight a few years ago.

Since you came to the Senate in 1986, you built a strong record of accomplishments for the people of Nevada and the nation. As Majority Leader, you leveraged your position every day to ensure Nevada’s voice is always heard and its needs are met. From cutting taxes for Nevada’s working families, helping to keep Nevadans in their homes, creating jobs by investing in Nevada's clean energy industry, killing the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, and passing landmark health insurance reform legislation to help cover more than 600,000 uninsured Nevadans. You certainly have been an impressive Mormon.

You were elected Senate Majority Leader for the 112th Congress (2011-2012), a position held and decisions you make commands influence over all Americans. Recently you have taken all of us to its core understanding of the will of the people. There exist well over 240 Million represented Americans who voiced their demand to audit the Fed. Within minutes, you made a decision contrary to your oath and totally insulted your God and country and the Constitutional demand of your allegiance to ”We The People”.

In the twilight of your career and after all those years of hard work in government service, it is disappointing to find your legacy in purpose as a United States Senator has all along been hypocritical.


An American

CC: All Major and Alternative News Media


My Senator's Reply in CO

Micheal Bennett(Dem)

Thank you for contacting me regarding auditing the Federal Reserve Bank (the “Fed”).  I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
I agree that we should bolster our financial system with more effective oversight.  In the years leading up to the financial crisis, the Fed did not do enough to contain some of the risky activities that posed a systemic threat to our financial system and our broader economy.  As a result, hard working taxpayers who play by the rules had to bail out several large financial companies to prevent a total economic collapse.  As someone who had not yet entered national politics when those bailouts occurred, I share the views of many Coloradans that we must now make sure that bailouts are permanently made a part of history, and not repeated during the next economic downturn.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011 (S.202).  S. 202 would require the Comptroller General to complete an audit of the Federal Reserve System by the end of 2012 and send the final report to Congress.  This bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, of which I am a member.
While I understand the need for greater transparency, I voted against a comparable amendment during the Senate’s consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111—203).  I was concerned that the amendment would have undermined the Fed’s independence and subjected monetary policy to greater politicization.  I nonetheless supported a separate but similar amendment that required a one-time audit of the Fed’s emergency credit facilities during the financial crisis.  I voted for this amendment because I believed taxpayers are entitled to see who received their assistance during the most recent financial crisis.  The Senate passed this amendment and the President signed the underlying bill into law on July 21, 2010.
I value the input of fellow Coloradans in considering the wide variety of important issues and legislative initiatives that come before the Senate.  I hope you will continue to inform me of your thoughts and concerns.
For more information about my priorities as a U.S. Senator, I invite you to visit my website at http://bennet.senate.gov/.  Again, thank you for contacting me.

JustLiberty4US's picture

"Greater politicalization"?

"Greater politicalization"? Give me a break.

Another Hypocryte

Double Speak!


when are you guys going to see

this whole country is Rigged. I'v even played by your games and my Senator "supports" an audit...Now watch him vote NO on the bill in September.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

Fellow Patriot,

I look at this whole relationship between citizens and our representatives (government) as like a game of chess, a very long game of chess that EVERYONE is watching. If we choose to play the game (assuming we have a choice to participate) we ought to know the rules of the game and the odds that play in/out of our favor. Fortunately, we do live in a country that has a system to where WE can change the rules, for better or for worst, when its needed. Constant Vigilance is the only requirement to make this possible. The reason the system is failing or seems "rigged" is that, it is a system that was designed for unity of principles not unity of party and its lubricated by Fiat and not Fairness. Now, If we choose not to play (and one can assume we all have that choice) and simply walk away from the opponent on the board everyone watching is going to consider the last one remaining as the victor (even though, morally, they could not be farther from it). This is how evil wins and maintains power, because WE THE PEOPLE acquiesced to the watchers, to our frustrations and sorrows. The Power of today is concentrated because we allowed it, Period. Power is power and it is all around us (in the wrong hands and the right). Knowledge is power, freedom is powerful, and truth destroys those who can't except either. Throughout our long history we have been playing this game individually and collectively and we have won one both fronts. If, in your mind, this legislation can not and will not pass then it has already failed...for you. Remember: In a Republic (based on individual rights) the system does not Fail you. You Failed the System. Just Don't EVER give up.

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

As A Supplement:

Quotes by Thomas Jefferson that, I think, best represent what I am Trying to say:

"A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent
for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of
the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have
no sensibilities left but for sin and suffering." --To Samuel Kercheval, 1816

"It is to secure our rights that we resort to government at all."
--To Francois D'Ivernois, 1795

"It can never be too often repeated, that the time for fixing
every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are
honest, and ourselves united." -- Notes on
Virginia, 1782

"The ground of liberty is to be gained by inches, and we must be
contented to secure what we can get from time to time and
eternally press forward for what is yet to get. It takes time to
persuade men to do even what is for their own good." --To Charles Clay, 1790

"Our rulers can have authority over such natural rights only as we
have submitted to them." -- Notes on Virginia,

"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not
warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit
of resistance?" --To William Stephens Smith, 1787

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

let me refresh

a quote from Thomas Jefferson:

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

100 years was plenty of time to take over and initiate their NWO.
You honestly think the Banks with all their power are going to give it up without a proper fight?

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

The good side is that they can do no damage until September

The only think more damaging to the US than the sitting Senate is the sitting Representatives.

They haven't produced a budget in years, they keep raising the national debt and now they want to raise taxes but never consider cutting spending.

And we keep volunteering to send them our tax dollars. Congress thinks we are morons. Looks like they are right.

Free includes debt-free!



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~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Wyden and Merkley

Just sent a second e-mail to Wyden and first one to Merkley,
will wait to see what they have to say.

Merkley seems like a good guy, basically - but is probably pretty
low on the totem pole in that committee, he was just elected in 2008.

What about Jon Tester? His opponent in November (Rehberg) already
voted for the bill on the House side. It's sort of hard to imagine most Montanans
as active Fed supporters, don't see why Tester would want to be on the wrong
side of this...

No response

from Wyden or Merkley so called their DC office and spoke
with actual humans - neither one has made any public
statements on the bill was about all the staff would say.

Forgot to ask whether they were getting a lot of calls/mail
about the bill...

Just blasted out 22 separate emails...

... in about 1 hour thanks to your very helpful links and Chrome autofill. Keep pushing.

My text is mostly from Texas Straight talk...

Sear Senator ______,

I urge you to support and co-sponsor S.202, Audit the Fed, before the Senate is out of session from Aug 6 through Sep 10. This is particularly important since you are on the Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. While Federal Reserve apologists claim that it must be “independent” from Congress so that politics don’t interfere with monetary policy, this is absurd for two reasons:

First, the Fed already is inherently and unavoidably political. It made a political decision when it chose not to rescue Lehman Brothers in 2008, just as it made a political decision to provide liquidity for AIG in the same time period. These are just two obvious examples. Also Fed member banks and the Treasury Department are full of former-- and future-- Goldman Sachs officials. Are we really to believe that the interests of Goldman Sachs have absolutely no effect on Fed decisions? Clearly it’s naïve to think the Fed somehow is above political or financial influence.

Second, it’s important to remember that Congress created the Fed by statute. Congress therefore has the full, inherent authority to regulate the Fed in any way-- up to and including abolishing it altogether.

Thank You

jaseed's picture

Just spoke

with a representative in Senator Herb Kohl's Washington office asking why no Co-sponsor and giving my own version of the three points in this OP.

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

this is only the most important post in DP history

. . . just turn up the heat on the Senate until their ears are burning !!!

Absolutely Agree

...bump every hour. I will read anything and everything Father Abraham posts.

Thank you!!!


fireant's picture

Shelby is getting an earful from me.

I've called, and I'm sending a snail mail letter, which does the most good (they can't avoid actual physical letters piling up).

Undo what Wilson did

Sessions and Shelby

Got an earful from me too. Good job by you. I plan on calling their offices on Friday.

now i have a purpose

to used all these stamps I bought. GREAT IDEA!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

Sneaky Senate

Bumping for an Audit b4 2013!!

There ought to be NO Compromise! WE WILL HAVE OUR AUDIT No Excuses, No Exceptions!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?


"Thy Justice Be Done, Or the Heavens Fall!!!"

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Thanks for compiling this

Everyone can also contact the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and urge the committee to bring up S. 202 for consideration.

You can send them a message here:

They have staff members who read each email.

reedr3v's picture

Thanks for the link


Roger That!

Thanks for posting..