H.R. 1638 (112th): Dollar Bill Act of 2011

Apr 15, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ted Poe
Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district
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6 pages
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This bill was introduced on April 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 15, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 15, 2011
Full Title

To stimulate the economy, provide for a sound United States dollar by defining a value for the dollar, to remove the authority of Federal Reserve banks to pay earnings on certain balances maintained at such banks, and for other purposes.


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Dollar Bill Act of 2011 - Requires the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to: (1) make the value of the U.S. dollar equal to price of gold on the exchange operated by the Commodities Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; and (2) maintain that value at this level.
Prohibits the Board, in regulating the value of the U.S. dollar, from conducting open market operations indirectly, as in the current practice of targeting the federal funds rate.
Requires the Board to use its banking and bank regulatory powers to maintain and promote stable and effective financial markets during and after the transition to a defined value for the U.S. dollar.
Entitles all entities that depreciate capital assets for tax purposes to 100% expensing of all capital investment for tax purposes in the year that the investment is made.
Requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), in addition to the scoring CBO will do of the tax changes provided in this Act, to calculate the impact on federal revenues on a present value basis.
Amends the Federal Reserve Act to remove Federal Reserve Bank authority to pay earnings on reserves.

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