Ron Paul’s Bill To Audit The Federal Reserve Now Has 112 Co-Sponsors

Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve (HR 1207) now has 112 co-sponsors, and the numbers keep growing!

This is history in the making, and victory is within reach. Imagine what will happen if HR 1207, The Federal Reserve Transparency Act, comes up for vote in Congress! With 25% of Congress already co-sponsoring this bill, it has real potential to pass — BUT only if we educate and rally the people to support it and get our Congresspeople to put it to vote and pass it.

Step 1: Your Representative

If your representative is not on the following list of HR 1207 co-sponsors, call their offices, write to them, email them, etc. Let them know they need to support HR 1207. If you live in their district, let them know. Go to their office.

Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

HR 1207 Co-Sponsors (as of 4/29/2009)

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] – 2/26/2009
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] – 3/19/2009
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] – 3/10/2009
Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] – 2/26/2009
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] – 4/29/2009
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] – 4/21/2009
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] – 4/28/2009
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] – 2/26/2009
Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] – 4/28/2009
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] – 4/21/2009
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] – 4/21/2009
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] – 3/16/2009
Rep Blunt, Roy [MO-7] – 3/24/2009
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] – 4/29/2009
Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] – 4/22/2009
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] – 2/26/2009
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] – 4/28/2009
Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13] – 3/17/2009
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] – 3/19/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] – 2/26/2009
Rep Buyer, Steve [IN-4] – 4/30/2009
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] – 4/29/2009
Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] – 4/1/2009
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] – 3/31/2009
Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] – 3/17/2009
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] – 3/6/2009
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] – 4/21/2009
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] – 3/26/2009
Rep Deal, Nathan [GA-9] – 3/23/2009
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 3/9/2009
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] – 4/21/2009
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] – 3/6/2009
Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] – 4/21/2009
Rep Fallin, Mary [OK-5] – 4/2/2009
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] – 3/18/2009
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] – 3/10/2009
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] – 3/23/2009
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] – 3/5/2009
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] – 3/30/2009
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] – 4/23/2009
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] – 4/28/2009
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12] – 4/28/2009
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] – 4/22/2009
Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-8] – 3/11/2009
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] – 4/29/2009
Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] – 3/6/2009
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] – 4/21/2009
Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] – 4/28/2009
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] – 4/23/2009
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] – 4/23/2009
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] – 4/22/2009
Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] – 4/23/2009
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] – 2/26/2009
Rep Kagen, Steve [WI-8] – 2/26/2009
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 4/23/2009
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] – 3/6/2009
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] – 4/29/2009
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 4/21/2009
Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4] – 4/21/2009
Rep LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14] – 4/28/2009
Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] – 4/21/2009
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] – 4/21/2009
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] – 3/19/2009
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] – 4/21/2009
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] – 3/11/2009
Rep Massa, Eric J. J. [NY-29] – 4/22/2009
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 4/21/2009
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 3/6/2009
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] – 3/19/2009
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 4/29/2009
Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10] – 4/30/2009
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] – 4/28/2009
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] – 3/24/2009
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] – 4/29/2009
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] – 4/28/2009
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] – 4/30/2009
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] – 4/21/2009
Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] – 3/30/2009
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] – 4/21/2009
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] – 3/19/2009
Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] – 3/10/2009
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 4/28/2009
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] – 3/19/2009
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 2/26/2009
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] – 2/26/2009
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] – 3/10/2009
Rep Putnam, Adam H. [FL-12] – 4/28/2009
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] – 2/26/2009
Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] – 4/21/2009
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] – 3/6/2009
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] – 4/22/2009
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] – 4/28/2009
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] – 3/23/2009
Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] – 4/22/2009
Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2] – 4/28/2009
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] – 4/22/2009
Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3] – 4/28/2009
Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] – 4/2/2009
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] – 3/26/2009
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] – 3/6/2009
Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] – 3/6/2009
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] – 3/30/2009
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] – 4/22/2009
Rep Tiahrt, Todd [KS-4] – 4/28/2009
Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] – 4/28/2009
Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] – 4/29/2009
Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] – 3/16/2009
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] – 4/2/2009
Rep Wilson, Charles A. [OH-6] – 4/29/2009
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] – 4/1/2009
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 2/26/2009
Rep Young, Don [AK] – 3/6/2009

Step 2: Financial Services Committee

HR 1207 is now in the House Committee on Financial Services. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP in this legislation! If it doesn’t get out of committee it will not come to a vote! There are 71 members on this committee and they are all listed below.

We need to let all members of the House Committee on Financial Services know that we want them to allow full House consideration of HR 1207 so it can move forward; we need them to support this. Now is the time.

Call their offices, write to them, email them, etc. Let them know they need to support HR 1207. If you live in their district, let them know. Go to their office.

Start with Barney Frank! His staff said that his office isn’t receiving a lot of calls about HR 1207… let’s change that!

House Committee on Financial Services

Chairman Barney Frank, MA

Republican Members

Rep. Michele Bachmann, MN [co-sponsor] Rep. Spencer Bachus, AL
Rep. J. Gresham Barrett, SC [co-sponsor] Rep. Judy Biggert, IL [co-sponsor] Rep. John Campbell, CA
Rep. Michael N. Castle, DE [co-sponsor] Rep. Scott Garrett, NJ [co-sponsor] Rep. Jim Gerlach, PA
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, TX
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, KS [co-sponsor] Rep. Walter B. Jones , NC [co-sponsor] Rep. Peter King, NY
Rep. Leonard Lance, NJ
Rep. Christopher Lee, NY
Rep. Frank D. Lucas, OK [co-sponsor] Rep. Donald A. Manzullo, IL [co-sponsor] Rep. Kenny Marchant, TX [co-sponsor] Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, MI [co-sponsor] Rep. Kevin McCarthy, CA
Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, NC
Rep. Gary G. Miller, CA
Rep. Randy Neugebauer, TX
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, WV [co-sponsor] Rep. Ron Paul, TX [sponsor] Rep. Erik Paulsen, MN [co-sponsor] Rep. Bill Posey, FL [co-sponsor] Rep. Tom Price, GA [co-sponsor] Rep. Adam Putnam, FL [co-sponsor] Rep. Edward R. Royce, CA

Democratic Members

Rep. Gary L. Ackerman, NY
Rep. John Adler, NJ
Rep. Joe Baca, CA
Rep. Melissa L. Bean, IL
Rep. Michael E. Capuano, MA
Rep. Andre Carson, IN
Rep. Travis Childers, MS
Rep. William Lacy Clay, MO
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, MO
Rep. Joe Donnelly, IN
Rep. Steve Driehaus, OH
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN
Rep. Bill Foster, IL
Rep. Alan Grayson, FL [co-sponsor] Rep. Al Green, TX
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, IL
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, TX
Rep. Jim Himes, CT
Rep. Paul W. Hodes, NH
Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, PA
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, OH
Rep. Ron Klein, FL
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, FL
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, MA
Rep. Dan Maffei, NY
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, NY
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, NY
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, NY
Rep. Brad Miller, NC
Rep. Walt Minnick, ID
Rep. Dennis Moore, KS
Rep. Gwen Moore, WI
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, CO
Rep. Gary Peters, MI
Rep. David Scott, GA
Rep. Brad Sherman, CA
Rep. Jackie Speier, CA
Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, NY
Rep. Maxine Waters, CA
Rep. Melvin L. Watt, NC
Rep. Charles Wilson, OH

Help with this all important public outreach. NOW REALLY IS THE TIME!

Here’s a sample letter you can use:

Dear Representative,

Please co-sponsor and/or support H.R.1207, an effort to audit the Federal Reserve.

Recently, it has come to light that there is little to no accountability to the people on the part of the Federal Reserve. While the citizens of this country are required by law to give an accounting of every penny they come in contact with, the Federal Reserve has never been held to the same standard. During this time of extreme economic crisis, the people deserve an accounting of where our money is going.

Currently there are 112 co-sponsors for this legislation, and it is enjoying bi-partisan support. Your efforts in supporting this important legislation would go a long way in proving to your constituents that you not only hold the Federal Reserve to the same standard as you do your constituents, but it would also show that you believe in transparency. Anything less than support for this resolution suggests that you are in favor of secrecy and a lack of accountability to the people who pay the bills. We pay the tab; we have a right to know where our money is going.

Unlike recent bills that you voted in favor of that had hundreds of pages and just a few hours to read, this bill can be read in under 5 minutes. I encourage you to take the time to read it, and then move to support it.

Thank you in advance for your attention on this important legislation. I have every expectation that you will do right by your constituents and support this measure.


Step 3: The People

Tell everyone you know about HR 1207 and ask them to support it and to contact their representative as well. Link to this page and to

This initiative is crucial and we need to redouble our efforts to get HR 1207 passed.

  • Also from Missouri

    Claire McCaskill of Missouri knows she should jump on board, bu there are powerful interests working to keep her quiet. What she needs is a push – sever, in fact, from us, the very quiet constituancy.

    Be heard! We are her backup to which she can refer when saying she supports our views.

  • Ryan,
    The bill you are getting is from the 110th Congress. Do a search for “Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009” or do a search for HR 1207 limited to the 111th congress and you will get better results.


  • Joe

    Don’t forget to stay on the House Committee on Financial Services. It has to get out of Committee so it can go to vote. Contact the members of the committee.

    Good Luck and God Speed.

  • Ross

    Joe.Is that the best you can do? You have to listen and comprehend what Ron Paul is saying before passing judgement.You are condemned by your own words.

  • Joe Zekass

    “…please save your Ron Paul Econ 101 BS for people who do not know any better than to listen.”

  • Joe Zekass

    “…Ron Paul will be outsourced. Does the man have any credibility? This is the equivalent of quoting The Onion.”

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  • Kurt Tagtmeyer

    I just called Congressman Delahunt’s office again (10-MA). I was told by Katy (staff member) that she will be forwarding my request to Rep Delahunt’s financial staffer for review and and to Congressman Delahunt personally. I also requested that she ask Congressman Delahunt a reason why he would not support HR 1207 if he palns to not co-sponsor this bill. This is my 3rd call this week. Next week the calls will be daily until I get some kind of response. After that the calls will be 2x daily and so on. We have to keep trying to get someone from MA.

  • Ryan

    This is what I get when I search for H.R. 1207 on my congressmans wesbite:


    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on any tax-exempt organization which accepts any contribution which may be used to relocate property held by the organization… (Introduced in House)

    HR 1207 IH

    110th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. R. 1207
    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on any tax-exempt organization which accepts any contribution which may be used to relocate property held by the organization if the relocation is contrary to the intent of the donor of the property.


    February 27, 2007


    Am I doing something wrong?

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  • NotRocketScience

    The theory and history of fiat money (which is also largely the theory and history of banking) must always focus on the ever-present problem of redemption. Emphasis on the noun “problem” is warranted, because a fiat money is, by definition, a promise to pay the real, commodity money of the country.

    A piece of commodity money – typically, a silver or gold coin – is itself payment because it contains a fixed weight of precious metal. But a unit of fiat money – typically, a bank or government-treasury note – is only a contingent and uncertain payment that depends upon the ability or the willingness of the issuer to redeem. And there always exists a temptation for issuers to renege on their promises to redeem.

    Thus, fiat money always threatens to become fraudulent money. Not surprisingly, therefore, the history of fiat money has been more or less the history of monetary fraud, both economic and political.

    Also, the danger of fraud in the issuance of fiat money becomes particularly acute in the case of modern “fractional-reserve banking”.

    Under fractional-reserve banking, the bank always issues more units of fiat money, supposedly “payable on demand”, than it has units of commodity money available for redemption, counting on the unlikelihood that the majority of its customers will ever seek redemption at one time. Thus, modern fractional-reserve banking is inherently fraudulent, because:

    1. For the bank simultaneously to fulfill all its promises to redeem its outstanding notes “on demand” is impossible.

    2. The bank’s managers know that complete redemption “on demand” is impossible, and therefore that the bank’s promises to pay are false. And,

    3. The bank’s customers, by and large, are ignorant of how the fractional-reserve scheme works, and the dangers it poses to them.

    So it is doomed to fail just like every other time.

    Historically every major fiat money have self-destructed in what is popularly called “hyperinflation” (that is, extreme decreases in purchasing-power) caused by either unlimited increases in the supply of that fiat money by the issuer or accelerating loss of public confidence in the continued value of the money or the economic or political fortunes of its issuer, or both.

    • Nate Y

      I’m going to borrow this…


  • T Azer
  • It is so exciting to watch this whole movement grow! When I first got interested in Mr. Paul, he was just starting out with HR 1207 and only had a few supporters. Every week I watch as the numbers rise… 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and now 100! A little here and a little there. This would be an awesome change for Washington. Thanks everybody.

  • Ross

    The devil will be in the detail of the audit.It must be one with no loopholes or allowing political equivocation enabling escape.Ron Paul supporters must try and anticipate every deceptive move these slimy characters create.

    They may have the money and the power,but they do not have the hardened streetwise cunning of those who work at the coalface daily,providing them with this self indulgent opulence.Eventually their own arrogance will catch them out.Leave nothing to chance!Study carefully your foe.

  • Sam

    I have been working on my congressmen here is Missouri. Only got a response from Clair McCaskill which didn’t even really explain if she would be supporting it. Gana keep up with the messages till I get a real response lol. The support so far is really exciting!

  • We’re not going to get many Democrats, not right away.
    This is a start, a great start. We just have to keep fighting.

  • Pat

    I called Judy Biggert’s office I am glad she finally co sponsored it. I am shire others did too , glad to see democracy at work

  • Kurt Tagtmeyer

    I hear you Hans,

    We have to keep trying. I think a great deal of my problem is that like Senator Kennedy, Senator Kerry, and Barney Frank, Delahunt and most of the politicians in Massachusetts are pro welfare state. They want big government and all the fake money the Fed supplies it to operate. They also like our taxes to pay for things that are horrendously wasteful, useless and not needed like the upscaled mission in Afghanistan. Well, it’s time to give Congressman Delahunt another call!


  • Kurt Tagtmeyer

    What’s wrong with Massachusetts?

    I have contacted Congressman Delehunt through calls and e-mails about a dozen times and have not heard a single thing from him. I still do not see one person from Massachusetts on this list. I will keep trying but I need more help.

    • Hans

      I’m having a hard time with Maurice Hinchey of NY as well. I email him constantly and send him print mail and I’ve yet to get a return letter from him regarding this bill. Obviously he’s a coward and fails to represent his constituents in Washington. Boo to the sheeple that vote for this traitor.

    • Chris

      I agree. I am in district 1, and have written rep. Olver several times, with no reply. MA is so infiltrated with special interests, however, that I would not expect much in the way of support from our representatives. After all, they have come to a point where they represent the federal government to us, the residents of MA. They do not represent the residents of MA to the Federal govt., as they are expected to do. Support of the corporate welfare bailout packages is valid indication of that, given the 90%+ disapproval of the bailouts. We absolutely need a 3rd party that represents the interests of the people. Rep. John Olver of the first district in MA has demonstrated that he will do as he is expected by special interests.

    • Jeff

      I emailed my Congressman twice with a request to co-sponsor H.R. 1207. I received two default generic assistant generated responses. The third email I sent communicated that if a response to my concern was not addressed I would be forced to exercise my strongest influence as a citizen. My vote and any other citizens vote that I could sway. Congressman Sam Johnson District 3 of Texas signed three days later.