Senator Rand Paul to force Senate Establishment to read bills they are voting on by tacking on countless amendmentsSubmitted by jay26783 on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 14:09
"Senator Paul is planning on attacking a bill before the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee markup with amendment, after ammendment, after amendment, reports Dan Holler. Rand's target will be the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Holler explainds (My emphasis):
As Vice President Biden would say, this is “a big [freaking] deal.”
It would be the ninth reauthorization of the 1965 law, which is the largest federal law governing K thru 12 education policy. The previous reauthorization, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), cost taxpayers roughly $131 billion between 2005 and 2010. NCLB also significantly expanded the federal role in education, weakened state control and stifled innovation at the local level.
Enter Senator Paul, who is going to sit through a grueling markup and offer amendment after amendment to a terrible piece of legislation that the committee’s chairman Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) drafted behind closed doors.
read the rest at: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2011/10/to-force-senate...