What do George Allen and Ron Paul have in common?

Most political folks know that one of Rep. Ron Paul’s more potent rally cries is “end the Fed” (which is also the title of his book on the subject of the Federal Reserve system). Paul has also been a driving force on bills to audit the fed.

Imagine my surprise to learn that George Allen was also leading a charge to audit the Federal Reserve. As a member of the Virginia House of Delegates back in 1986 (click on image to embiggen):

And for the curious, here’s the legislative history…

The measure passed the House and was quietly killed in the Senate, most likely by the late Sen. Hunter Andrews — which goes to show that not much has changed in Virginia in the last 25 years.