S. 2232: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015


Nov 3, 2015


Failed Cloture on Jan 12, 2016

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on January 12, 2016. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.


Rand Paul

Junior Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: Nov 4, 2015
Length: 4 pages


21% chance of being enacted (details)

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H.R. 24 (same title)
Reported by Committee — May 17, 2016

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 would have opened up the Federal Reserve System to a more complete audit. The bill, long advocated for by its sponsor Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), was rejected by a vote of 53–44, with most Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats voting against. Sixty ...

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Nov 3, 2015

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Nov 4, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jan 12, 2016
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

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