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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 24

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 18, 2014

Received


AN ACT

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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Audit reform and transparency for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding section 714 of title 31, United States Code, or any other provision of law, the Comptroller General shall complete an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks under subsection (b) of such section 714 within 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after the audit required pursuant to subsection (a) is completed, the Comptroller General—

(A) shall submit to Congress a report on such audit; and

(B) shall make such report available to the Speaker of the House, the majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the committee and each subcommittee of jurisdiction in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and any other Member of Congress who requests the report.

(2) CONTENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include a detailed description of the findings and conclusion of the Comptroller General with respect to the audit that is the subject of the report, together with such recommendations for legislative or administrative action as the Comptroller General may determine to be appropriate.

(c) Repeal of certain limitations.—Subsection (b) of section 714 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking the second sentence.

(d) Technical and conforming amendments.—Section 714 of title 31, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (d)(3)—

(A) in subparagraph (A)—

(i) by striking “or (f)”;

(ii) in clause (i), by striking “or (f)”; and

(iii) in clause (ii), by striking “or (f)”; and

(B) in subparagraph (C), by striking “or (f)”; and

(2) by striking subsection (f).

Passed the House of Representatives September 17, 2014.

Attest: karen l. haas,   
Clerk