Giving America 3 Days to Read the Bills

  • June 17, 2011
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When Democrats controlled the House from 2006-2010, major pieces of legislation were often forced through Congress without having been read by lawmakers or the public, including the trillion-dollar “stimulus” and the “cap and trade” national energy tax.

After Americans entrusted House Republicans with a Majority in 2010, Boehner led an effort to ensure that major bills be posted online for at least 72 hours before a vote by Congress – that way both Americans and Congress have time to read them and understand their costs and consequences.