Controversial ‘audit the Fed’ amendment stirs blogosphere

Capitol Hill

Support for a provision to audit the Federal Reserve is gathering momentum in the US Senate, ahead of a possible vote on Thursday.

The amendment was proposed on Tuesday by Bernie Sanders, an independent senator for Vermont. Sanders proposed the regulatory reform bill being debated in the chamber include a provision for the Government Accountability Office to audit the central bank more thoroughly.

Under his proposal, the Fed would have to submit information on monetary "deliberations, decisions

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