General Debate on Auditing the Federal Reserve

House members debated a bill that would add congressional powers to be able to order audits of the Federal Reserve. The Federal… read more

House members debated a bill that would add congressional powers to be able to order audits of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve has always been removed from federal politics so that it would not influence the economy to manipulate voters. Supporters argued that more visibility, especially with trillions of dollars at stake, is a good thing. Dissenters argued that the auditing power is a slippery slope and could lead to Congress’s corrupting influence over the Fed. close

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General Debate on Auditing the Federal Reserve

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 25, 2012

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  • Jul 25, 2012 | 1:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 25, 2012 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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