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Jul 16, 2014
What's your opinion about the Federal Reserve?

I am on the Financial Services Committee, and worked with former Congressman Ron Paul on his Audit the Fed bill as a cosponsor.

Since its founding in 1913, the Federal Reserve has enjoyed relative autonomy free from congressional oversight. Both the value and the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar are decided by this institution’s actions, and I am concerned about their closed-door decision making. It should not be allowed to operate under the veil of ‘independence.’

(February 2014) Bachmann Presses New Federal Reserve Chair on Accountability to Taxpayers

(August 2012) Michele’s Corner: Audit the Fed

(July 2012) House Passes Audit the Fed

(July 2009) Audit the Federal Reserve

(June 2009) Bernanke, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch - The Need for more Transparency in the Fed

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Jul 09, 2014
Ñ Need a pick-me-up? Check out this adorable story of an unlikely friendship formed between a WWII veteran and a Minnesota toddler.

Need a pick-me-up? Check out this adorable story of an unlikely friendship formed between a WWII veteran and a Minnesota toddler.

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Jun 19, 2014

The IRS “lost” several emails from employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups

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Jun 17, 2014

Adoption is beautiful…and sometimes just plain adorable.

Do you know an individual, a family or an organization in your community that has improved the life of a child through foster care and/or adoption? Click here to nominate them as an Angel in Adoption.

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Jun 06, 2014

Eisenhower’s message before D-Day. [X]

70 years ago today, more than 70,000 American soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Western Europe from Nazi occupation. We will forever remember the Greatest Generation’s courage and heroism.

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Jun 05, 2014

"My friends: We did it. We weren’t just marking time. We made a difference.

"We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all.

"And so, goodbye, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America." [X]

-President Ronald Reagan
2/6/1911 - 6/5/2004

10 years ago today, we said goodbye to Ronald Reagan, a man of immense wisdom, courage, and leadership. May we never forget his legacy, nor tire in the continued fight for freedom.

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Jun 05, 2014
Ñ Shadow Day came at the end of a successful Foster Care Month. Throughout the month of May, we highlighted an issue that is near and dear to my heart—foster care.
Although May has come and gone, I hope you will join my colleagues and me in advocating for America’s forgotten kids.
Looking back on Foster Care Month

Shadow Day came at the end of a successful Foster Care Month. Throughout the month of May, we highlighted an issue that is near and dear to my heart—foster care.

Although May has come and gone, I hope you will join my colleagues and me in advocating for America’s forgotten kids.

Looking back on Foster Care Month

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May 29, 2014

Today was the third annual Foster Youth Shadow Day. Jacqueline of Duluth, MN was my shadow. She is an alumna of the Minnesota foster system, having been in care from 6 months to age 17. I appreciated hearing about her experience aging out of the system, her relationship with her family, her educational goals, and what she hopes Congress will address to improve the lives of those still in the system. This wonderful young woman has a such a giving heart. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.

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May 21, 2014

On Monday I joined the hosts of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” to talk about Foster Care Month, show off my napkin folding skills, make my favorite apple pancakes (recipe posted here), and much more. [X]

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