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Jennifer Bendery

House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill To Audit The Federal Reserve | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to audit the Federal Reserve. T...

Zach Carter

Treasury Blocks Regulation Of Market That Sparked $5.4 Trillion Fed Bailout | Zach Carter | Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

The Treasury Department plans to exempt foreign exchange derivatives from new Wall Street reform regulations, a Treasury official said Friday, dismiss...

Ben Bernanke's Secret Global Bank

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

Thanks to tremendous public pressure and the recently passed Wall Street reform bill, the U.S. Federal Reserve was forced to reveal the details of its emergency bailout of the financial sector for the first time yesterday.

Ryan Grim

Alan Grayson To The Fed: 'We'll Be Back' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Wall Street reform package currently awaiting the return of Congress from the Fourth of July recess is packed with provisions that will remake the...

Ryan Grim

Fed Audit Amendment Deal Struck In Senate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) will cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) amendment to audit the Fed, he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, thou...

Ryan Grim

Fed Transparency: Dorgan, Grassley Push Amendment To Disclose Spending | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A bipartisan pair of senators opened a second front in the fight to bring transparency to the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, introducing an amendment t...

Ryan Grim

Fed Privately Lobbying Against Audit, Documents Show | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve is privately lobbying against a bipartisan Senate amendment that would open the central bank to an audit by the Government Account...

Wall Street Reform: A Good First Step

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

This bill is unquestionably deserving of support. It will make the global economy a fairer marketplace. But it will not end the too-big-to-fail incentives that encourage Wall Street to take wild risks.

Ryan Grim

Senate Accepts Expanded Fed Audit | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Senate will accept an expanded Federal Reserve audit proposal from the House as part of Wall Street conference committee deliberations, Sen. Chris...

Six Key Fights for Wall Street Reform's Next Phase

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Thursday night's passage of Wall Street reform is an event to be celebrated, but several key issues remain in play as the House and Senate iron out differences between their respective versions of the legislation.

Ryan Grim

96-0: Fed Audit Passes Senate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE - 12:10 p.m. - The amendment to open the Fed to a one-time audit of its lending between December 1, 2007 and the present passed 96-0. * * * *...

Ryan Grim

Ron Paul Backs Fed Audit Compromise | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No politician has been more closely associated with the populist assault on the Fed over the last few decades than Dr. Ron Paul, the libertarian-leani...

Ryan Grim

Fed Audit Bitterly Opposed By Treasury | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Treasury Department is vigorously opposed to a House-passed measure that would open the Federal Reserve to an audit by the Government Accountabili...

Ryan Grim

GOP Sen. Shelby: Reorganize The Fed | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The directors of the Federal Reserve regional banks are selected by the very banks that the Fed is supposed to regulate. It's a bizarre entanglement o...

Why the "Audit the Fed" Movement Is Dead Wrong

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the proposals of the "audit the Fed" crowd" are implemented, the U.S. economy will be crippled to the point of economic deadlock.

Jeff Muskus

Fed Audit Bill Reaches 290 Cosponsors | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The House bill that would shine a light on the Federal Reserve reached 290 cosponsors on Wednesday. Authored by longtime crusader for Fed transparenc...

Remember That Whole Thing About Fixing Our Financial System?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

"Everybody understands," Geithner said on This Week, "that we cannot have our financial system go back to the practices that brought this economy to the brink of collapse." The problem is, it already has.

Fed Audit Supported By 75% Of Americans: Survey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The calls to audit the Federal Reserve have come fast and furious in the last few weeks. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is continuing to push back against ...

Fed Transparency Bill Progresses In House, Struggles In Senate

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ron Paul's [R, TX-14] bill to audit the Federal Reserve (H.R. 1207) has reached another landmark. Every single House Republican has now co-sponsored i...

Ryan Grim

Bill To Audit Fed Sponsored By More Than Half Of House | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The effort to increase the transparency of the Federal Reserve's operations has picked up surprising momentum over the last month, and has now surged ...