Transparency HR 1207

Please email your representative in Congress
[email directory of Congress http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html ]
and ask them to co-sponsor HR 1207, “The Federal Reserve Transparency Act.”
Use the sample letter below or craft your own.
Dear Representative [            ],
I encourage you to cosponsor H.R. 1207, “The Federal Reserve Transparency Act,” which would eliminate the restrictions on U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits of the Federal Reserve.
Since its inception, the Federal Reserve has operated without sufficient transparency or accountability to the American people. In fact, current law specifically excludes the Fed from a thorough audit or real congressional oversight. No government agency has such an utter lack of sunshine.
The Federal Reserve has created and dispersed trillions of dollars in response to our current financial crisis. Americans across the nation, regardless of their opinion on the bailouts, want to know where that money has gone and exactly how much has been spent.
H.R. 1207 would open up the Fed’s funding facilities, such as the Primary Dealer Credit Facility, Term Securities Lending Facility, and Term Asset-Backed Securities Lending Facility to congressional oversight.
Additionally, audits could include discount window operations, open market operations, and agreements with foreign central banks, such as the ongoing dollar swap operations with European central banks.
By opening all Fed operations to a GAO audit and calling for such an audit to be completed by the end of 2010, H.R. 1207 would achieve much-needed transparency of the Federal Reserve.
Sincerely,
Your NameAddressPhone number

UPDATE by BuelahMan: List of Reps that have cosigned this transparency bill thus far up to 143. There are 435 Representatives with 218 votes needed to pass.  We are just 73 votes shy in the House.

We are very close and it is almost time to start working on the Senate.

Rep Kagen, Steve [WI-8] – 2/26/2009
Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] – 2/26/2009
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] – 2/26/2009
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] – 2/26/2009
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] – 2/26/2009
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] – 2/26/2009
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] – 2/26/2009
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 2/26/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] – 2/26/2009
Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] – 2/26/2009
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 2/26/2009
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] – 3/5/2009
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] – 3/6/2009
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] – 3/6/2009
Rep Young, Don [AK] – 3/6/2009
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] – 3/6/2009
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] – 3/6/2009
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 3/6/2009
Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] – 3/6/2009
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] – 3/6/2009
Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] – 3/6/2009
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 3/9/2009
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] – 3/10/2009
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] – 3/10/2009
Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] – 3/10/2009
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] – 3/10/2009
Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-8] – 3/11/2009
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] – 3/11/2009
Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] – 3/16/2009
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] – 3/16/2009
Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13] – 3/17/2009
Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] – 3/17/2009
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] – 3/18/2009
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] – 3/19/2009
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] – 3/19/2009
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] – 3/19/2009
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] – 3/19/2009
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] – 3/19/2009
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] – 3/19/2009
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] – 3/23/2009
Rep Deal, Nathan [GA-9] – 3/23/2009
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] – 3/23/2009
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] – 3/24/2009
Rep Blunt, Roy [MO-7] – 3/24/2009
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] – 3/26/2009
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] – 3/26/2009
Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] – 3/30/2009
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] – 3/30/2009
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] – 3/30/2009
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] – 3/31/2009
Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] – 4/1/2009
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] – 4/1/2009
Rep Fallin, Mary [OK-5] – 4/2/2009
Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] – 4/2/2009
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] – 4/2/2009
Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] – 4/21/2009
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 4/21/2009
Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] – 4/21/2009
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] – 4/21/2009
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] – 4/21/2009
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] – 4/21/2009
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 4/21/2009
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] – 4/21/2009
Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] – 4/21/2009
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] – 4/21/2009
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] – 4/21/2009
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] – 4/21/2009
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] – 4/21/2009
Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4] – 4/21/2009
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] – 4/21/2009
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] – 4/21/2009
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] – 4/22/2009
Rep Massa, Eric J. J. [NY-29] – 4/22/2009
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] – 4/22/2009
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] – 4/22/2009
Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] – 4/22/2009
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] – 4/22/2009
Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] – 4/22/2009
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] – 4/22/2009
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] – 4/23/2009
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] – 4/23/2009
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] – 4/23/2009
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 4/23/2009
Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] – 4/23/2009
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] – 4/28/2009
Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] – 4/28/2009
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 4/28/2009
Rep Tiahrt, Todd [KS-4] – 4/28/2009
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] – 4/28/2009
Rep Putnam, Adam H. [FL-12] – 4/28/2009
Rep LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14] – 4/28/2009
Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] – 4/28/2009
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] – 4/28/2009
Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] – 4/28/2009
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] – 4/28/2009
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12] – 4/28/2009
Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2] – 4/28/2009
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] – 4/28/2009
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] – 4/28/2009
Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3] – 4/28/2009
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] – 4/29/2009
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] – 4/29/2009
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] – 4/29/2009
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] – 4/29/2009
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] – 4/29/2009
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] – 4/29/2009
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 4/29/2009
Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] – 4/29/2009
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] – 4/29/2009
Rep Buyer, Steve [IN-4] – 4/30/2009
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] – 4/30/2009
Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10] – 4/30/2009
Rep McCarthy, Kevin [CA-22] – 5/4/2009
Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] – 5/4/2009
Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] – 5/4/2009
Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] – 5/4/2009
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] – 5/4/2009
Rep Moran, Jerry [KS-1] – 5/4/2009
Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] – 5/4/2009
Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] – 5/4/2009
Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] – 5/4/2009
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] – 5/4/2009
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] – 5/4/2009
Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] – 5/4/2009
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 5/6/2009
Rep Linder, John [GA-7] – 5/6/2009
Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] – 5/6/2009
Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] – 5/6/2009
Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] – 5/6/2009
Rep Radanovich, George [CA-19] – 5/6/2009
Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] – 5/6/2009
Rep Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie [SD] – 5/6/2009
Rep Austria, Steve [OH-7] – 5/6/2009
Rep Adler, John H. [NJ-3] – 5/6/2009
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] – 5/7/2009
Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] – 5/7/2009
Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] – 5/7/2009
Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] – 5/7/2009
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] – 5/7/2009
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] – 5/7/2009
Rep Shadegg, John B. [AZ-3] – 5/7/2009
Rep Boozman, John [AR-3] – 5/7/2009
Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] – 5/7/2009

Yes, Mrs Marsha Blackburn, I give you credit for your co-sponsorship (but I would be lying if I didn’t think you have an ulterior motive). Please prove me wrong, but I only have your past votes and pressers to go by. Thus far, you have little credibility, but dangit, I wish it would change.