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Support: H.R.24 – Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013

Sponsor: Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10] (Introduced 01/03/2013)
Cosponsors: 151
Latest Action: 01/03/2013 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Support: S.209 – Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013

Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 02/04/2013)
Cosponsors: 24
Latest Action: 02/07/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 12.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013 – Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to: (1) complete, within 12 months of enactment of this Act, the required audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) and of the Federal Reserve Banks; and (2) submit to Congress, within 90 days of audit completion, a detailed report of audit findings and conclusions.

Repeals certain limitations placed upon such audit.

Instructs the Comptroller General to audit and report on the review of loan files of homeowners in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010, required as part of the enforcement actions taken by the Board against supervised financial institutions. Prescribes audit contents, including: (1) the guidance given by the Board to independent consultants retained by the supervised financial institutions regarding procedures to be followed in conducting the file reviews, (2) the factors considered by independent consultants when evaluating loan files and the results obtained pursuant to those reviews, and (3) the determinations made by such consultants regarding the nature and extent of financial injury sustained by each homeowner as well as the level and type of remediation offered.

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Support: S.1121 – Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013

Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 06/07/2013)
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: 06/10/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 83.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

A BILL  To stop the National Security Agency from spying on citizens of the United States and for other purposes.

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Support: H.R.75 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2013

Sponsor: Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10] (Introduced 01/03/2013)
Cosponsors: 4
Latest Action: 01/03/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2013 – Repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws. Directs the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body. Requires closure of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

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Support: SConRes7– A Resolution Opposing The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 03/13/2013)
Cosponsors: 35
Latest Action: 03/13/2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the President should not sign the Arms Trade Treaty, and that, if he transmits the Treaty with his signature to the Senate, the Senate should not ratify it; and (2) until the Treaty has been signed by the President, received the advice and consent of the Senate, and has been the subject of implementing legislation by Congress, no federal funds should be appropriated or authorized to implement the Treaty, or any similar agreement, or to conduct activities relevant to the Treaty, or any similar agreement.

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Support: H.Res.767 The Trans-Pacific Partnership Transparency Resolution

Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] (Introduced 08/02/2012)
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: 08/02/2012 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) Members of Congress should be allowed to observe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations on behalf of the American people; (2) Members of Congress, the public, and the press should be allowed access to the draft text of the agreement and to the text of U.S. negotiating proposals; (3) any final TPP agreement should not undermine U.S. sovereignty by submitting the United States, its people, or its businesses to the jurisdiction of foreign tribunals; (4) any final TPP agreement should not increase U.S. unemployment or the U.S. trade deficit; and (5) any final TPP agreement that is not a treaty approved by two-thirds of the Senate under Article II, section 2, clause 2 of the Constitution does not have the force of law.

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July 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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