The last time Ron Paul’s full audit of the Federal Reserve was up for a vote, an historic Left / Right coalition of support pushed the Bill to passage by the House, despite attempts to neuter it with amendments.  Alan Grayson helped lead the charge on the left.  Here is the text of a letter Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake signed onto supporting the bill in 2010:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/19/audit-the-fed-effort-wins_n_363410.html

When it reached the Senate, the text was swapped for less useful audit language, taking out the audit of monetary policy, and limiting the scope of time to be audited, as two key changes.  That weaker version was incorporated into the Dodd-Frank Bill.  Even in its watered down form, that audit led to the discovery of $16 Trillion of churning by the Federal Reserve within that short window of time,  with no input by Congress.

Now, Ron Paul has brought the original Bill back to the floor as HR 459.  It it is scheduled to be brought up for a vote on July 24, 2012, under suspension of the rules.  The good news is that means no amendments can be offered to water down the Bill, in the House.    However, the bad news is that this means it will take a 2/3 majority of votes to pass on this up or down vote on the Bill.

Currently, the Bill has 270 co-sponsors in the House, but that is just shy of the 2/3 majority needed!  In addition, last time the Bill actually came up for a vote, due to pressure applied, some of the co-sponsors did not actually vote for the Bill.

Please call and email your House Representatives, and your Senators to vote for HR 459 / S 202 and to vote DOWN any attempts to amend it (in the Senate)!

You can find your Representatives’ contact information here, by entering your zip code in the box at the upper right:  http://house.gov/representatives/

Contact information for Senators is here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

The current co-sponsors in the House of Representatives are listed below:

COSPONSORS(273)

Rep Adams, Sandy [FL-24] – 2/11/2011
Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] – 6/26/2012
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] – 6/13/2011
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] – 1/26/2011
Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] – 2/16/2011
Rep Amash, Justin [MI-3] – 2/8/2011
Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] – 12/12/2011
Rep Austria, Steve [OH-7] – 4/11/2011
Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] – 4/6/2011
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] – 1/26/2011
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] – 2/28/2011
Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11] – 2/15/2011
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] – 10/13/2011
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] – 1/26/2011
Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] – 1/26/2011
Rep Bass, Charles F. [NH-2] – 3/28/2012
Rep Benishek, Dan [MI-1] – 5/11/2011
Rep Berg, Rick [ND] – 1/18/2012
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] – 7/10/2012
Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] – 3/29/2011
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] – 7/6/2011
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] – 1/26/2011
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] – 2/14/2012
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] – 2/15/2012
Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] – 2/7/2012
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] – 1/26/2011
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] – 6/22/2011
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] – 1/18/2012
Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] – 6/6/2012
Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-7] – 5/23/2011
Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] – 6/27/2012
Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] – 2/7/2012
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] – 1/26/2011
Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13] – 2/8/2011
Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] – 7/9/2012
Rep Buerkle, Ann Marie [NY-25] – 6/27/2012
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] – 1/26/2011
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] – 1/26/2011
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] – 1/26/2011
Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] – 9/12/2011
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] – 1/26/2011
Rep Canseco, Francisco “Quico” [TX-23] – 2/8/2011
Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] – 6/5/2012
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] – 2/8/2011
Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] – 2/15/2012
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] – 6/21/2012
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] – 1/26/2011
Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6] – 6/6/2012
Rep Clarke, Hansen [MI-13] – 7/9/2012
Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] – 4/19/2012
Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] – 1/26/2011
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] – 5/10/2011
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] – 2/27/2012
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] – 3/31/2011
Rep Cravaack, Chip [MN-8] – 11/29/2011
Rep Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [AR-1] – 2/15/2012
Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] – 3/15/2011
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] – 5/2/2011
Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] – 2/8/2011
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 3/15/2011
Rep Denham, Jeff [CA-19] – 6/21/2012
Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] – 6/6/2012
Rep DesJarlais, Scott [TN-4] – 6/12/2012
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-21] – 6/7/2012
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] – 6/27/2012
Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] – 2/8/2011
Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] – 9/7/2011
Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] – 4/15/2011
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] – 2/8/2011
Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] – 6/18/2012
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] – 6/5/2012
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] – 3/30/2011
Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] – 2/8/2011
Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] – 9/19/2011
Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] – 3/30/2011
Rep Fleischmann, Charles J. “Chuck” [TN-3] – 6/5/2012
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] – 6/7/2012
Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17] – 1/26/2011
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] – 1/26/2011
Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] – 1/26/2011
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] – 3/29/2011
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] – 6/21/2012
Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [NJ-11] – 4/14/2011
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] – 1/26/2011
Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] – 5/2/2011
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] – 1/26/2011
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] – 1/26/2011
Rep Gibbs, Bob [OH-18] – 3/19/2012
Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-20] – 3/1/2011
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] – 9/7/2011
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] – 1/26/2011
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] – 3/1/2011
Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] – 8/1/2011
Rep Gowdy, Trey [SC-4] – 3/29/2011
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12] – 2/15/2011
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] – 4/5/2011
Rep Graves, Tom [GA-9] – 1/26/2011
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] – 11/2/2011
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] – 4/6/2011
Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9] – 3/15/2011
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] – 7/9/2012
Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] – 10/24/2011
Rep Guinta, Frank C. [NH-1] – 4/15/2011
Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] – 9/12/2011
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] – 4/19/2012
Rep Hanna, Richard L. [NY-24] – 6/21/2012
Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3] – 6/5/2012
Rep Harris, Andy [MD-1] – 3/11/2011
Rep Hartzler, Vicky [MO-4] – 9/19/2011
Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4] – 7/9/2012
Rep Hayworth, Nan A. S. [NY-19] – 7/11/2012
Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] – 3/29/2011
Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] – 1/26/2011 [no longer in House]
Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] – 6/21/2012
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] – 4/15/2011
Rep Herrera Beutler, Jaime [WA-3] – 3/29/2011
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] – 7/21/2011
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] – 3/8/2012
Rep Huelskamp, Tim [KS-1] – 5/3/2011
Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] – 1/26/2011
Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] – 6/2/2011
Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52] – 6/20/2012
Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5] – 5/23/2011
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] – 3/30/2011
Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6] – 5/18/2012
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] – 3/10/2011
Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] – 2/28/2011
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] – 1/26/2011
Rep Jordan, Jim [OH-4] – 6/7/2012
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 1/26/2011
Rep Kelly, Mike [PA-3] – 5/12/2011
Rep King, Steve [IA-5] – 6/5/2012
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] – 3/17/2011
Rep Kinzinger, Adam [IL-11] – 4/19/2012
Rep Kissell, Larry [NC-8] – 6/2/2011
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] – 4/5/2011
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] – 1/26/2011
Rep Labrador, Raul R. [ID-1] – 5/5/2011
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 1/26/2011
Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] – 1/26/2011
Rep Landry, Jeffrey M. [LA-3] – 11/29/2011
Rep Lankford, James [OK-5] – 2/8/2011
Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4] – 3/2/2011
Rep LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14] – 1/26/2011
Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] – 5/4/2011
Rep Lewis, Jerry [CA-41] – 1/18/2012
Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] – 2/27/2012
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] – 1/26/2011
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] – 10/24/2011
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] – 9/7/2011
Rep Long, Billy [MO-7] – 6/12/2012
Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] – 10/31/2011
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] – 2/8/2011
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] – 3/29/2011
Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] – 5/10/2012
Rep Mack, Connie [FL-14] – 2/15/2011
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] – 3/17/2011
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] – 1/26/2011
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] – 3/4/2011
Rep McCarthy, Kevin [CA-22] – 5/23/2011
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 1/26/2011
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 1/26/2011
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] – 2/18/2011 [no longer in House]
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 4/16/2012
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] – 7/6/2011
Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10] – 6/20/2012
Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] – 3/29/2011
Rep McKeon, Howard P. “Buck” [CA-25] – 1/26/2011
Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] – 1/26/2011
Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] – 1/26/2011
Rep Meehan, Patrick [PA-7] – 7/21/2011
Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] – 3/19/2012
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] – 3/17/2011
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] – 8/5/2011
Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] – 1/26/2011
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] – 1/26/2011
Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] – 2/8/2011
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] – 4/1/2011
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] – 1/26/2011
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] – 4/12/2011
Rep Noem, Kristi L. [SD] – 10/13/2011
Rep Nugent, Richard [FL-5] – 2/8/2011
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] – 3/8/2012
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] – 6/27/2012
Rep Palazzo, Steven M. [MS-4] – 7/17/2012
Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] – 12/6/2011
Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] – 2/15/2012
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] – 5/30/2012
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] – 4/26/2012
Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] – 1/26/2011
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] – 7/9/2012
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 6/27/2012
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] – 4/15/2011
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 2/3/2012
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 3/29/2011
Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] – 7/25/2011
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] – 1/26/2011
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] – 7/6/2011
Rep Quayle, Benjamin [AZ-3] – 2/3/2012
Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29] – 1/26/2011
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] – 1/26/2011
Rep Renacci, James B. [OH-16] – 6/26/2012
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] – 6/26/2012
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] – 3/10/2011
Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2] – 2/8/2011
Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] – 9/7/2011
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] – 5/30/2012
Rep Rogers, Mike D. [AL-3] – 5/10/2011
Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] – 3/17/2011
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] – 1/26/2011
Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] – 5/10/2011
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] – 9/12/2011
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] – 6/21/2012
Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] – 7/29/2011
Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12] – 1/26/2011
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] – 2/8/2011
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] – 5/23/2011
Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-40] – 7/13/2012
Rep Runyan, Jon [NJ-3] – 5/3/2011
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] – 10/13/2011
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] – 7/10/2012
Rep Schilling, Robert T. [IL-17] – 4/5/2011
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] – 2/7/2012
Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] – 1/26/2011
Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] – 3/10/2011
Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-5] – 2/8/2011
Rep Scott, Austin [GA-8] – 9/7/2011
Rep Scott, Tim [SC-1] – 9/13/2011
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] – 2/11/2011
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] – 6/26/2012
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] – 6/27/2012
Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] – 4/12/2011
Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] – 5/23/2011
Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2] – 1/26/2011
Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3] – 1/26/2011
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] – 4/19/2012
Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] – 1/26/2011
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] – 11/30/2011
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] – 5/3/2011
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] – 3/29/2011
Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] – 3/26/2012
Rep Stutzman, Marlin A. [IN-3] – 3/10/2011
Rep Sullivan, John [OK-1] – 6/13/2011
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] – 3/4/2011
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] – 1/26/2011
Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] – 2/15/2011
Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] – 5/25/2011
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] – 5/3/2011
Rep Tipton, Scott [CO-3] – 4/5/2011
Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-21] – 5/30/2012
Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3] – 5/23/2011
Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] – 2/14/2012
Rep Visclosky, Peter J. [IN-1] – 4/1/2011
Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] – 2/11/2011
Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] – 11/2/2011
Rep Walsh, Joe [IL-8] – 2/17/2011
Rep Webster, Daniel [FL-8] – 5/10/2012
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] – 6/22/2011
Rep West, Allen B. [FL-22] – 10/24/2011
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] – 2/8/2011
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] – 6/18/2012
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] – 2/28/2011
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] – 1/26/2011
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] – 9/7/2011
Rep Womack, Steve [AR-3] – 9/7/2011
Rep Woodall, Rob [GA-7] – 1/26/2011
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 1/26/2011
Rep Wu, David [OR-1] – 5/4/2011 [no longer in House]
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] – 5/3/2011
Rep Yoder, Kevin [KS-3] – 8/5/2011
Rep Young, C.W. Bill [FL-10] – 1/26/2011
Rep Young, Don [AK] – 1/26/2011
Rep Young, Todd C. [IN-9] – 3/29/2011

Thank you!