Summary: H.R.7260 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/03/2008)

Transparency in the Creation of Wealth Act of 2008 - Directs the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to: (1) devise, calculate, and publish a replacement for the discontinued M3 monetary statistic; (2) tabulate and publish a statistical description of the current distribution of wealth in the United States by quintile; (3) calculate and report to the Congress the total annual seigniorage interest income received by financial institutions as a result of their being allowed to create money in the form of the credit they extend above their own cash deposits or reserves before extending the loans; (4) calculate and publish semi-annually the loss or gain in economic output due to the deviation of the previous year's actual unemployment rate from the 4% level required by specified statute; (5) tabulate and publish data showing the amount of credit and the percentage of credit now being created and directed into specified transactions; (6) develop a market-based estimate of the value of residential, corporate and publicly owned land and report figures; and (7) make projections, in ten-year increments, of the net foreign debt, and estimate and report on the location of federal reserve notes, by country and type of holder.

Directs the Comptroller General to conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve System in every year before a presidential election year.

Directs the Board to: (1) publish a quarterly and annual summary of total credit market debt; (2) release the statistics required to be compiled by this Act at a quarterly news conference; and (3) the survey of consumer finances and the total credit market debt report at an annual news conference.