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January 4, 2017 | Audit the Fed Bill Coming Up, Trump Will Likely Sign

Mike 'Mish' Shedlock

Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

Last year, Senate democrats twice defeated House sponsored legislation to audit the Fed. It’s likely to pass this year,  and Trump is likely to sign.

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The Hill reports ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill Gets New Push Under Trump.

Controversial legislation to subject the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy powers to outside scrutiny is getting new life in Washington.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have re-introduced legislation to “Audit the Fed,” after a similar effort stalled in the last Congress.

“The U.S. House has responded to the American people by passing Audit the Fed multiple times, and President-elect Trump has stated his support for an audit. Let’s send him the bill this Congress,” said Paul.

Under the bill, the Fed’s monetary policy deliberations could be subject to outside review by the Government Accountability Office.

“It is time to force the Federal Reserve to operate by the same standards of transparency and accountability to the taxpayers that we should demand of all government agencies,” said Massie.

End the Fed

Auditing the Fed is only a baby step. We need to end the Fed, end fractional reserve lending, and have a free market in currencies and interest rates.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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January 4th, 2017

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