Alaska Senators Co-Sponsor Controversial ‘Audit The Fed’ Measure

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The controversial “audit the Fed” amendment that would force the Federal Reserve to open up its books has two more c-sponsors.

Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) have signed on to support the amendment to the financial reform bill now pending in the Senate. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) became a co-sponsor on Tuesday.

Introduced and championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the “audit the Fed” measure has supporters on both sides of the aisle. However, the White House, the Fed and the financial industry staunchly oppose the measure. Sanders is trying to round up the 60 votes it need to overcome a likely filibuster. President Obama will likely be under intense pressure to veto the entire financial reform bill if “audit the fed” survives.

Reporting by Brian Beutler

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