Friday, May 27, 2005

A Message From Part 3

On Wednesday, March 30,2005 and again on April 27,2005 I posted messages (see my archives) about what I feel is a very important project that ( has been working on. Writing a draft for legislation that would require all members on Congress to read all of the bills they vote on before their vote is cast.

Last night I received an e-mail from which said they have submitted legislation entitled "the Read the Bills Act of 2005" ((RTBA), to Congress, it will require members of Congress to, " * Read every word of every bill before a vote can be held on that bill.
* Read every word of every old law that comes up for renewal under the sunset provisions.
* Publish every bill on the Internet at least 7 days before a vote is held, to allow time for public comment."

I don't know about you but I don't feel this is something our members of Congress have been in the habit of doing in the past. If you or I were about to sign a legal contract we would read it thoroughly before signing it. Congress should think of voting on a bill as signing a legal contract. Not reading the contract could cost you or I money, not reading the bill should cost them votes in the next election. I hope you will help by showing your support for this legislation.

You can read an extensive summary of RTBA at, Or you can read the entire RTBA at, If you would like to send a message to your elected officials urging them to sponsor the RTBA go to, there you will be provided with a pre-written message which you can edit.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Terry "Tex" Turner said...

Do you think Congress members will even read THAT bill before voting on it?

10:40 AM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

Hehe... I have to side with Guy. Congressmen don't like to read every bill. They usually only vote or pay attention to bills that affect their agenda(s).

11:46 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

Thats why it will be read to them, see Section 3 (a) of the RTBA.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

5:07 PM  
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Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

No need to read the Bill... Just vote. That's politics!

8:23 PM  

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