Ok - here's my question, based on the following:
On 5/12/1999, it was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
On 6/4/1999, it was referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families.
On 7/12/1999 at 2:17PM, it was moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
At 2:25, the chair announced further proceedings would be postponed
At 6:33, it was "considered as unfinished business"
At 6:40, the vote occurred.
1) Was Strickland on either the committee or subcommittee?
2) If not, is it possible that he may not have received a copy of the bill or the study prior to 7/12/1999 to read? If not, he could be right - many would not have a clue what they were really voting on, and it certainly flew through in record time. Lord knows congress votes on things they don't read far too often...
Was two months advance notice engough time for Strikland, a licensed psychologist, to decide if this study should have been denounced?
"Strickland received a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1980. Ted is married to Frances Strickland, an educational psychologist and author of a widely-used screening test for kindergarten-age children. Strickland worked as a clinical psychologist at the maximum security prison at Lucasville, Ohio . . . and was a professor of psychology at Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, Ohio)."