Senate Update on Audit the Fed legislation Dear Friend of Liberty, Earlier today, the first shot in our battle to pass Audit the Fed through the U.S. Senate was fired on the Senate floor by Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. featured stories Senate Update on Audit the Fed legislation featured stories Senate Update on Audit the Fed legislation Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Senator DeMint, who has a well-deserved reputation for taking the battle to the other side in the Senate, once again proved why he is such a valuable ally in our fight to bring transparency and accountability to the Federal Reserve. A little while ago, the Senate voted to pass HR 2918, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. This $3 billion bill contains, among many other things, provisions for GAO audits on certain agencies. Seizing on a chance to take quick action to bring Audit the Fed up for a vote, and with the GAO provisions in mind, Senator DeMint attached the full text of S 604, the Senate version of Ron Pauls Audit the Fed bill, to HR 2918 as Senate Amendment 1367 before it was considered for final passage. However, Senate Democrats refused to even allow a vote on the amendment! Thats right. The internationalist, Fed-loving elite in the Senate used a parliamentary tactic to shut down DeMints amendment.