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Detroit-area congressman introduces 'Read the Bills Act' requiring seven-day wait before voting on bills

By Khalil AlHajal
on May 07, 2013

DETROIT, MI -- U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) on Monday introduced legislation that would require Congress to wait seven days after a bill is posted online before voting to pass it, his office announced.

The Read the Bills Act of 2013 would also force a roll call vote for passage of all legislation and would require that bills clearly show how they would modify existing law.

"This legislation will increase transparency and ensure that Congress doesn’t pass legislation to find out what is in it,” said Bentivolio in a news release. “Every law affects how the American people live and it is a dereliction of the Oath of Office to pass laws without knowing what they are.”

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just 7 days to read,

just 7 days to read, comprehend and consider 900 page bills? These morons would be lucky to get through 100 pages a week.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

What A Crazy Government We Have

That it requires an act of congress to get congress to READ the acts they pass.

skippy

It's beyond crazy....

it's becoming malevolent.....

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
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great start, although, id

great start, although, id probabably have gone with "read the damn bills act", but this title is also suitable :)

After that, we can go and review all bills and ammendmends passed through without being read, infact, taking in the fact that doing this would probably shutdown the bill....they should make this a requirement, retroactively..........i dont think the administration should have a monopoly on "retroactive"

+1 for U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio

But can you believe it has come to this..
This is a telling statement:
"a dereliction of the Oath of Office to pass laws without knowing what they are.”
and a sad indictment of the 'rubber stampers' in congress.
What is missing is a means of forcing them to do it.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.