DO NOT CALL HARRY REID on Audit the Fed, not unless you want it to fail 23-77

July 28, 2012   |  

Do not call Harry Reid on Audit the Fed, not unless you want it to fail by a vote of 23-77. Putting Audit the Fed to senate floor for a vote is a guaranteed FAIL.

Audit the Fed desperate needs co-sponsors because it only has 23.

The senate’s 60 vote cloture rule is a very difficult hurdle given the composition of the senate – 47 Republicans, 51 Democrats and 2 Independents (who typically vote with the Dems). All 23 of the current co-sponsors are Republicans so there are 24 Republicans who are not on board, including 4 states with 2 Republicans senators who have not co-sponsored Audit the Fed – Alabama, Indiana, Kansas and Tennessee.

Game Plan

How to lobby a congress critter:

Bombard them! First, plan to call, fax, e-mail and write a letter. Also hit their local offices. In big states, senators have multiple local offices (address, fax and telephone numbers are on their Senate websites).


Try to get through to a legislative aide who is handling the issue.

Get everybody you know to do the same thing over and over.

Congess critters only care about one thing – the next election and nothing else. If they fear they could be voted out of office, they will co-sponsors Audit the Fed.

Senators Who Need to be Contacted

We need to first focus on Republican Senators and then Democrat Senators. There are 47 Republican Senators listed below – their names and term expiration. Senators highlighted in yellow are already Audit the Fed co-sponsors.  States with 2 Republican senators who are not co-sponsors of Audit the Fed are highlighted in red.

AL Sessions      2014

Shelby          2016

AK Murkowski   2016

AZ Kyl                2012 (retiring)

McCain         2016

AR Boozman     2016

GA Chambliss   2014

Isakson         2016

FL Rubio           2016

ID Risch            2014

Crapo           2016

IL Kirk                2016

IN Lugar            2012 (lost primary)

Coats            2016

IA Grassley       2016

KS Roberts       2014

Moran          2016

KY Paul            2016 wrote the bill

McConnell    2014

LA Vitter            2016

ME Snowe        2012 retiring

Collins        2014

MA Brown        2012

MS Cochran     2014

Wicker        2012

MO Blunt          2016

NE Johanns      2014

NV Heller          2012

NH Ayotte         2016

NC Burr            2016

ND Hoeven       2016

OH Portman     2016

OK Coburn        2016

Inhofe          2014

PA Toomey       2016

SC DeMint        2016

Graham        2014

SD Thune          2016

TN Corker         2012

Alexander    2014

TX Cornyn        2014

Hutchison    2012 retiring

UT Hatch           2012

     Lee               2016

WI Johnson       2016

WY Barrasso     2012

      Enzi             2014

We’ve got a lot of work to do so let’s do it!

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