View Full Version : Reid backs fed audit

05-06-2010, 12:50 PM
From HuffPo (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/06/reid-backs-breaking-up-ba_n_566192.html):

Harry Reid will make sure that an amendment to break up megabanks and cap their size comes up for a vote, the Senate majority leader said. He added that he was leaning heavily toward voting for the amendment, cosponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Ted Kaufman (D-Del.).

Reid will also support an amendment from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that will authorize an audit of the Federal Reserve, he said.

05-06-2010, 12:55 PM
Also, Senator Michael Bennet (D) from Colorado now supports Sanders amendment:
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who had previously voted against a previous iteration of an audit of the Fed, will support the Sanders amendment

Neither Bennet nor Reid have signed on as co-sponsors yet.

05-06-2010, 12:56 PM
im going to call his office and say "gracias mucho"

05-06-2010, 12:59 PM
Be careful here, this is a classic tactic to look like you're doing the right thing (keep in mind Reid has a tough re-election in November) while secretly watering it down. Hopefully we can keep an eye on this. Nice to be on the same side as the liberals for once this session.

05-06-2010, 01:04 PM
The good Dr. will keep us aware of what's what.