Audit the Fed looks promising in next year's SenateSubmitted by ewrp on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 22:14
The 113th Congress will have 45 Republican Senators.
There are 3 Rs that are questionable in their support for Audit the Fed: Alexander (TN), Corker (TN), and McConnell (KY). They voted against a full audit in 2010.
Let's just assume that if we can get a vote, we'll get full Republican support, which makes 45 supporters.
Begich (AK) is a Democratic cosponsor of this year's bill, which makes 46 supporters.
3 new D Senators are current Representatives who voted in favor of HR 459: Baldwin (WI), Donnelly (IN), and Heinrich (NM). That makes 49 supporters. Hirono (HI) is also a current Rep that was elected as a Senator but she was absent during the vote for HR 459 so I don't know where she stands.
We would probably need two more Senators in support, which could come from Sanders (VT) or the new Independent from Maine, Angus King.
If we can get a vote, I would bet that it passes.
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