Except it is not a call for a gold standard, but a commission to study linking gold to the dollar.
FT tells us what happened the last time there was such a commission (my bold):
The proposal is reminiscent of the Gold Commission created by former president Ronald Reagan in 1981, 10 years after Richard Nixon broke the link between gold and the dollar during the 1971 oil crisis. That commission ultimately supported the status quo.Mark me down as: Not enthused. It's all about who picks the commission and who ultimately ends up on the commission. Don't expect Tom Woods or Joe Salerno to even make the commission.