Speaker Boehner: ‘Time to Audit the Fed’ | Speaker.gov

From Obama administration scandals at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to the truth about ObamaCare, Benghazi, and Operation Fast and Furious, Speaker Boehner has been a strong advocate for honesty, transparency, and accountability in government.

Today, the House laid down another marker by passing the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 24), a bipartisan bill that requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve within one year.

As Speaker Boehner said today, “It’s time to audit the fed and make sure it’s accountable to the American people.”

A November 2013 Rasmussen poll found that 74 percent of Americans favor auditing the Federal Reserve. House Republicans have made the American people’s priorities our priorities; will Senate Democrats join us and act on this legislation?

At least 44 jobs bills are still being blocked by Senate Democrats, but here’s to hoping they’ll stop blocking progress, transparency, and accountability and get to work for the American people.