Eight co-sponsors of "audit the Fed' bill vote against it without explanation | Fox NewsQuicklink submitted by Mari Eliza Permalink
|The House of Representatives approved Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul's "Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012"³ by a wide margin in a 327-98 vote Wednesday. But lost in the bipartisan revelry was the fact that eight co-sponsors of the legislation actually voted against it.
Spokesmen for each of these congressmen were contacted by The Daily Caller on Thursday, and none were keen on providing an explanation.
The bill would allow the Government Accountability Office to conduct a thorough audit of the Federal Reserve System, tremendously increasing transparency and accountability, in theory.
All House Republicans voted in favor of the bill, except for New York Rep. Bob Turner. Ninety-seven Democrats -- notably including the party's House leadership -- voted against the bill, and 89 Democrats voted in favor.
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