H.R. 6042 (110th): Price Stability and Inflation Targeting Act of 2008

May 13, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
James “Jim” Saxton
Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
May 13, 2008
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6053 (Related)
Price Stability Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 2008


This bill was introduced on May 13, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 13, 2008
Referred to Committee May 13, 2008
Full Title

To mandate price stability as the primary goal of the monetary policy of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee.


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Price Stability and Inflation Targeting Act of 2008 - Declares that the primary and overriding goal of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee with regard to monetary policy shall be the achievement of price stability.
Authorizes the Board and the Committee to suspend such goal if the Committee, by a majority vote, and the President jointly determine such suspension necessary due to war or an economic emergency.
Requires the Board and the Committee to: (1) establish a definition of the goal of price stability; (2) implement such definition through inflation targets; and (3) specify a timeframe for achieving such goal.
Directs the Board to determine in advance what action it will take if the goal of fully achieving price stability is not met within the timeframe established by the Board and the Committee.

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