Diary

Read the Bill

Senator Bunning (R-KY) is offering legislation to require all bills be put on the internet for at least 72 hours in final form before being voted on in the Senate.The Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization near and dear to my heart (have you given them money?), has a petition on this that you should sign.From the petition:

The town hall meetings in August uncovered a nasty little secret in Washington: Members of Congress don’t actually read their bills!! If you’re tired of politicians sticking you with the consequences of bills they haven’t read, sign our National Read the Bill Petition.Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) is preparing legislation that will require bills to be scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and posted online at least 72 hours before they can be considered by the Senate or any Senate committee. This will leave Members of Congress with no excuse for failing to read their bills and it will give the public time to express their views before legislation is passed.