TEXANS IN WASHINGTON
Paul goes from ridicule to respect
By MEREDITH SIMONS Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
Dec. 16, 2009, 10:12PM
Evan Vucci AP
Ron Paul has been brought to prominence by his long-standing opposition to the nation's monetary system and the Federal Reserve Board that prints money and controls its supply.
RON PAUL'S CRUSADES
Here are some of Rep. Ron Paul's most recent legislative battles.
• Federal Reserve: Wants to remove the veil of secrecy over the board controlling the nation's money supply.
• Government regulation: Wants Congress to sign off on any federal rule that imposes costs of $5,000 on an individual or $10,000 on a business.
• Congressional pay: Seeks to end automatic annual cost-of-living pay increases for lawmakers.
• Foreign policy: Opposes the U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Source: Ron Paul's congressional Web site.
Editor's note: This is part of a series of reports looking at members of your e…