August 30, 2011
Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, August 1 and August 9, 2011
For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT
The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Tuesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on August 9, 2011 and of the conference call held on August 1, 2011.
The minutes for each regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee ordinarily are made available three weeks after the day of the policy decision and subsequently are published in the Board's Annual Report. The descriptions of economic and financial conditions contained in these minutes are based solely on the information that was available to the Committee at the time of the meeting.
The FOMC minutes can be viewed on the Board's website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomccalendars.htm