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H.R.459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 01, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 580.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 25, 2012, with a roll call of 327 ayes, 98 nays, and 6 not voting.

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  • 98% of users support H.R.459

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  • H.R.459 has been viewed 35,364 times

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    • On January 28, 2011, by mraith - It's time for sunshine on the back room of the FED.

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      As noted by mraith, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2011, "It's time for sunshine on the back room of the FED."
    • On February 02, 2011, by jodamur - The Federal Reserve Has done everything in its power to bring this Great Country down and they are working around the clock to finish the JOB. END THE FED BORN ILLEGALLY 1913 ABORTION 2011 R.I.P.

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      As noted by jodamur, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 02, 2011, "The Federal Reserve Has done everything in its power to bring this Great Country down and they are working around the clock to finish the JOB. END THE FED BORN ILLEGALLY 1913 ABORTION 2011 R.I.P. "
    • On January 28, 2011, by enjoiskaterguy - Lets get to it people....let's reign in on the fed and demand transparency and accountability to the fed. It is imperative that we have open government. The fed was created by the congress, so it only makes sense that the congress be allowed to view its operations and expenditures and have a true Audit.

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      As noted by enjoiskaterguy, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2011, "Lets get to it people....let's reign in on the fed and demand transparency and accountability to the fed. It is imperative that we have open government. The fed was created by the congress, so it only makes sense that the congress be allowed to view its operations and expenditures and have a true Audit."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R. 459: Federal Reserve Transparency Act Passes House 327-98 ... - July 28, 2012 by test123 - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. The bill, which has 270 co-sponsors, passed 327 to 98. All but one Republican -- Rep. Bob Turner of New ...

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      As noted by test123 on July 28, 2012, "In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. The bill, which has 270 co-sponsors, passed 327 to 98. All but one Republican -- Rep. Bob Turner of New ..." (/url?q=http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/111895-H.R.-459-Federal-Reserve-Transparency-Act-Passes-House-327-98-Chaos-Ensues&sa=U&ei=SMUUUOrOIuLf0gGTp4G4Cg&ved=0CDgQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNHUemgONWV0x6uJ192f4nlpexf3iQ)
    • H.R. 459: Federal Reserve Transparency Act Passes House 327-98 ... - July 27, 2012 by test123 - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. The bill, which has 270 co-sponsors, passed 327 to 98. All but one Republican -- Rep. Bob Turner of New ...

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      As noted by test123 on July 27, 2012, "In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. The bill, which has 270 co-sponsors, passed 327 to 98. All but one Republican -- Rep. Bob Turner of New ..." (/url?q=http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/111895-H.R.-459-Federal-Reserve-Transparency-Act-Passes-House-327-98-Chaos-Ensues&sa=U&ei=HsIVUOzdBI6u8QSCoYCADg&ved=0CFIQmAEwDA&usg=AFQjCNE4TpW_eXSA2Sw1kx-78T0LhPXAFg)
    • H.R. 459: Federal Reserve Transparency Act Passes House 327-98 ... - July 27, 2012 by test123 - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. The bill, which has 270 co-sponsors, passed 327 to 98. All but one Republican -- Rep. Bob Turner of New ...

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      As noted by test123 on July 27, 2012, "In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. The bill, which has 270 co-sponsors, passed 327 to 98. All but one Republican -- Rep. Bob Turner of New ..." (/url?q=http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/111895-H.R.-459-Federal-Reserve-Transparency-Act-Passes-House-327-98-Chaos-Ensues&sa=U&ei=vW0VUMHOJ5SA6QGvzIGYCQ&ved=0CEAQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNHkGXhYK5LSFQXw8YuP_VxAZrUpkw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congressional candidate Kovach applauds House passage of Fed audit bill - July 31, 2012 by Examiner - The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 459 last Wednesday to the general approbation of Republicans in Delaware and across the country. Delaware GOP congressional candidate Tom Kovach applauded the measure: “This type of effort ...

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      As noted by Examiner on July 31, 2012, "The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 459 last Wednesday to the general approbation of Republicans in Delaware and across the country. Delaware GOP congressional candidate Tom Kovach applauded the measure: “This type of effort ..." (http://www.examiner.com/article/congressional-candidate-kovach-applauds-house-passage-of-fed-audit-bill)
    • Ron Paul Wins: Audit the Fed Bill is Victory For Government Transparency - July 31, 2012 by policymic.com - Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's H.R. 459 Audit the Fed bill has over 270 co-sponsors in the House. Roughly 75% of Americans support an audit of the Fed. Seems like transparency in these tough economic times is becoming popular.

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      As noted by policymic.com on July 31, 2012, "Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's H.R. 459 Audit the Fed bill has over 270 co-sponsors in the House. Roughly 75% of Americans support an audit of the Fed. Seems like transparency in these tough economic times is becoming popular." (http://www.policymic.com/articles/11765/ron-paul-wins-audit-the-fed-bill-is-victory-for-government-transparency/179126)
    • House Votes to Audit Federal Reserve… Senate Leader Fights Transparency - July 30, 2012 by Patch - On July 25 th the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 459), 327-98. The bill would allow for an independent and nonpartisan audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time in the 100-year history of ...

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      As noted by Patch on July 30, 2012, "On July 25 th the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 459), 327-98. The bill would allow for an independent and nonpartisan audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time in the 100-year history of ..." (http://bedford-nh.patch.com/blog_posts/house-votes-to-audit-federal-reserve-senate-leader-fights-transparency)
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