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National Precious Metals Dealer Offers Sound Money Scholarships to Deserving Students

National Precious Metals Dealer Offers Sound Money Scholarships to Deserving Students
Charlotte, North Carolina (June 5, 2019) – A national precious-metals dealer is teaming up with a sound money policy group to help students pay for the ever-increasing costs of college. Money Metals Exchange has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to offer the Sound Money Scholarship — the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era. Starting in 2016,... Read More

New Federal Legislation Requires Full Audit of America’s Gold Reserves

New Federal Legislation Requires Full Audit of America’s Gold Reserves
Washington, DC (May 8, 2019) – U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) introduced legislation this week to provide for the first audit of United States gold reserves since the Eisenhower Administration. The Gold Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 2559) – backed by the Sound Money Defense League and government accountability advocates – directs the Comptroller of the United States to conduct a... Read More

West Virginia Joins Growing Movement

West Virginia Joins Growing Movement
West Virginia Joins Growing Sound Money Movement Six Other States Now Weighing Their Own Bills to End Taxes on Gold & Silver Before the ink could even dry on West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s signature on a repeal of sales taxation on gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion and coins, legislators in Wisconsin and Maine introduced similar measures in their... Read More

West Virginia Helps Metals

West Virginia Helps Metals
West Virginia Legislature Votes to End Sales Taxation on Gold & Silver West Virginia Legislature Overwhelmingly passes Senate Bill 502, Removing Sales Tax from Precious Metals at the State Level Charleston, West Virginia (March 8th, 2019) — Sound money advocates rejoiced today as the West Virginia legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 502 and sent it to Governor Jim Justice for his signature. ... Read More

House Member Presses CFTC on Failure to Uncover Silver Manipulation

House Member Presses CFTC on Failure to Uncover Silver Manipulation
Washington, DC (February 5, 2019) – A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee today pressed the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on its conspicuous failure to uncover the very silver market manipulation now being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. In a probing letter dated February 5 to CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, Rep. Alex X. Mooney (R-WV) writes:... Read More

West Virginia Legislator Proposes Eliminating ALL Taxation on Gold and Silver

West Virginia Legislator Proposes Eliminating ALL Taxation on Gold and Silver
Charleston, West Virginia (January 29, 2019) — West Virginia legislator Delegate Pat McGeehan (R-01) has introduced the West Virginia Sound Money Act, House Bill 2684, to eliminate all tax liability on gold and silver in the state. Following in the footsteps of the Wyoming Legal Tender Act, which passed in Wyoming overwhelmingly last year, the West Virginia Sound Money Act is a similar... Read More

Arizona Legislator Proposes Securing State Reserves with Gold and Silver

Arizona Legislator Proposes Securing State Reserves with Gold and Silver
Phoenix, Arizona (January 22, 2019) – An Arizona legislator has put forward a bill to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with a modest allocation to physical gold and silver in the state’s reserve fund. Introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), the Arizona Sound Money Stabilization Act (HB 2500) requires that at least 10% of Arizona’s Budget Stabilization Fund be held... Read More

Wyoming Legislators Want State to De-Risk Investments by Holding Gold and Silver

Wyoming Legislators Want State to De-Risk Investments by Holding Gold and Silver
Cheyenne, Wyoming (January 17, 2019) – A group of Wyoming legislators have introduced three bills this week to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with modest allocations to physical gold and silver in the state’s pension fund, reserve fund, and mineral trust fund. Introduced by Representative Roy Edwards (R-Gillette) and co-sponsored by 15 others, the Wyoming Sound Money Trust Act (HB... Read More

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States
The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China — to name a few — continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic power of Federal Reserve Notes (referred to today as the dollar) is slowly slipping away. Simultaneously, whispers—once relegated to fringe... Read More

Showdown Looms on Federal Spending, Border Wall

Showdown Looms on Federal Spending, Border Wall
U.S. government agencies could run out of operating funds starting on midnight this Friday, December 7th. At issue: President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. He wants Congress to commit $5 billion for construction of a wall along portions of the U.S.-Mexico border. The migrant caravan that recently attempted to crash the border near Tijuana has helped rally Republicans to support... Read More