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Will Senate stand with Rand and the people or Reid and the Fed?

 
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Will Senate stand with Rand and the people or Reid and the Fed?

Tomorrow, Harry Reid will hold a vote on cloture for the nomination of Stanley Fisher as Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fisher’s nomination for a seat on the board was approved last month, but the Senate must hold a separate conformation vote on his nomination for Vice-Chair). Reid’s motion also invokes cloture […]


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Sorry, Chamber of Commerce, Fed Transparency Is More Important

Last week, like a parent admonishing their child, the Chamber of Commerce published a condescending attack on Senator Paul’s attempt to force a vote on Audit the Fed in exchange for votes on nominees to the Fed’s Board of Governors. While the author acknowledged Senator Paul’s request is in line with longstanding Senate traditions, the […]


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Burrus: Should it be against law to criticize Harry Reid?

Trevor Burrus, a research fellow at the Cato Institute, writes in the Boston Herald about Harry Reid’s attempt to limit the First Amendment: The world has never seen, and never will see, a law aimed at eliminating the praise of the lawmakers. Give them a chance to silence critics, however, and there is no end […]


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Audit the Fed Surpasses 218 Cosponsors

Today, Campaign for Liberty announced that H.R. 24, Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill, which was reintroduced this Congress by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), is now cosponsored by a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives for the third Congress in a row.  Audit the Fed calls for a full audit of the Federal Reserve. “I […]


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Yellen: Print More

Speaking today in front of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Janet Yellen called for continued action from the Fed to prop up the struggling US economy. From Bloomberg News: “A high degree of monetary accommodation remains warranted,” Yellen said today in testimony prepared for delivery to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. “Many Americans who want […]


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