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May 11, 2010

96 to 0

Topics: Political News and commentaries

96 to 0 is the vote count in the just-passed Bernie Sanders' version of the "Audit the Fed" amendment, which would allow Congress to examine Fed emergency lending during the financial crisis and require the bank to disclose which firms benefited from its actions.

It's a softball pitch when a real hardball was needed - as in the much stronger amendment put forward by David Vitter that would have required an actual audit of the Federal Reserve.
The amendment was defeated 37-62, in a real slap-in-the-face to Conservatives by the GOP.

Posted by Richard at May 11, 2010 1:12 PM

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