What We Can Do for a FedAudit

This is crunch time. The bankers and lobbyists will be working hard to keep the real audit language (HR1207) out of the final. But we have a voice, too, through our representatives. That is why ours is called a representative government.

80% of Americans want a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

Of the House Conferees, 15 of 31 members are co-sponsors of HR 1207, including all Republican members (Bachus, Royce, Biggert, Capito, Hensarling, Garrett, Lucas, Barton, Smith (TX), Issa, and Graves), and four Democrats (Peterson, Boswell, Conyers, and Shuler).

The sixteen (16) Democrats who have not cosponsored HR 1207 are listed below. Their names are conveniently hyperlinked to their contact pages so that you may easily focus your energy on emailing, calling and/or faxing them to express your support for a full and complete audit of the Federal Reserve, and the inclusion of the Paul-Grayson Amendment / HR 1207 in the final financial reform legislation. Be sure to remind them that 80% of Americans want a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

Barney Frank (D – MA)
Paul Kanjorski (D – PA)
Maxine Waters (D – CA)
Carolyn Maloney (D – NY)
Luis Gutierrez (D – IL)
Mel Watt (D – NC)
Gregory Meeks (D – NY)
Dennis Moore (D – KS)
Mary Jo Kilroy (D – OH)
Gary Peters (D – MI)
Henry Waxman (D – CA)
Bobby Rush (D – IL)
Howard Berman (D – CA )
Ed Towns (D – NY)
Elijah Cummings (D – MD)
Nydia Velazquez (D – NY)

Of the Senate Conferees, five have co-sponsored HR1207 (Crapo, Lincoln, Leahy, Harkin, and Chambliss). The seven Senate members to contact (again, conveniently hyperlinked) are:

Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)
Tim Johnson (D-S.D.),
Jack Reed (D-R.I.),
Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.),
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.),
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.),
Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)

I have been assured that contacting members has a real impact.Many listen. Many are worried about being reelected. Many just want their phones to stop ringing, their email inboxes to stop overflowing, and their fax machines untied.

Keep the pressure up and please spread the word.

Submitted by Michael Nystrom dailypaul.com