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PELOSI REFUSING TO ALLOW ANY BILLS TO BE READ BY CONGRESS BEFORE VOTING
antimullah.com ^ | September 24, 2009 | staff

Posted on 09/25/2009 1:31:19 PM PDT by kellynla

Remember when the self-proclaimed most powerful woman in the world, Nancy Pelosi promised the most “honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history." But Pelosi must believe that being honest and open has nothing to do with reading a bill before it is voting.

Back in June, Congressional Republicans introduced H. Res 554. The bill's purpose is to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that legislation and conference reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before consideration by the House, giving the members and the public time to read the bill before it can be voted on. In the three months since it was introduced, the bill has languished on the speaker's desk as Mrs. Transparency refuses to allow a vote on the bill.

House Republican Leader John Boehner wrote this about the bill on his blog:

It’s just common sense: the American people should be given time to read major bills before they come to a vote in Congress.

In June, a bipartisan resolution was introduced by Reps. John Culberson (R-TX) and Brian Baird (D-WA) that would change House rules to require all major bills to be posted online publicly for at least 72 hours before they are brought to a vote on the House floor. I posted a similar proposal on a White House “transparency” website this summer - a site that allowed Americans to vote on the reforms they feel would make the biggest impact in terms of making government more accountable. My proposal got more votes than any other idea.

Today, Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR), Culberson and Baird filed a “discharge petition” in the House regarding the 72-hour review resolution. If this bipartisan discharge petition receives the signatures of any 218 House members, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer will be required to schedule the resolution for an up-or-down vote on the House floor.

On Wednesday, Culberson, Baird and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) filed a discharge petition, a process used to force a bill out of committee. If the petition is signed by at least 218 House members, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be required to schedule the resolution for an up-or-down vote on the House floor.

“It’s just common sense: the American people should be given time to read major bills before they come to a vote in Congress,” House Republican leader John Boehner said in a blog posting on Wednesday.

Boehner said he has signed the discharge petition and he is urging his fellow lawmakers from both parties to do the same. According to Boehner’s office, this is the first time a Democrat has signaled that he would sign a discharge petition since the Democrats took charge of the House.

Boehner noted that previous Congresses, including those led by Republicans, have failed to give the American public time to read major bills before they are voted on. But he said the situation has been particularly “acute” over the past nine months:

“A pork-laden ‘stimulus’ spending bill, a debt-laden budget, a job-killing national energy tax and other bills have been rammed through the House by Speaker Nancy Pelosi without even allowing the American people to know what’s in the bills,” Boehner said.

“The collective cost has been astronomical, both in terms of the debt piled on our children and grandchildren and the astonishing amount of special-interest giveaways tucked inside.” (source)

So which Is it Speaker Pelosi? Open and Transparent or Hiding under a rock like a snake?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bills; boehner; commonsense; communism; congress; cwii; democratcorruption; democrats; donttreadonme; fascism; hres554; liberalfascism; lping; pelosi; readthebill; tyranny; voting
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1 posted on 09/25/2009 1:31:20 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

I can hear San Fran Nan mumbling through her taut face now: “You didn’t actually expect us to BE ethical, did you? We were just bull**itting, you idiots!”


2 posted on 09/25/2009 1:32:29 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: kellynla

Well that is just stupid...take the dog gone bill and go to the bathroom...WHAT! I DARE YOU TO FOLLOW ME...


3 posted on 09/25/2009 1:33:10 PM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: kellynla

Answer:

no READ
NO vote


4 posted on 09/25/2009 1:34:22 PM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: kellynla

Most open and honest congress ever


5 posted on 09/25/2009 1:36:17 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: Marty62

That makes too much sense. And I seriously doubt that most of the Republicans have enough spine to do something that ballsy.


6 posted on 09/25/2009 1:37:00 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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To: kellynla

YOU’RE DAY IS COMING, BROOM RIDER!....


7 posted on 09/25/2009 1:39:31 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kellynla

The fascists are going to pass their bill no matter what. Republicans should ALL go home NOW and not come back.

We are living under tyranny, so get used to it or do something about it.


8 posted on 09/25/2009 1:40:57 PM PDT by stockpirate ("I came NOT to bring peace but a sword." - Jesus Christ)
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To: kellynla

Is she out of her mind?


9 posted on 09/25/2009 1:41:01 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: LucyT

ping


10 posted on 09/25/2009 1:41:28 PM PDT by stockpirate ("I came NOT to bring peace but a sword." - Jesus Christ)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

YOU’RE DAY IS COMING, BROOM RIDER!....

They can’t come fast enough for me.


11 posted on 09/25/2009 1:42:06 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: kellynla

Some “transparency”. Obama AND Pelosi are both liars. DemocRATS are the Party of Death and Corruption.


12 posted on 09/25/2009 1:42:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: Bitsy

Is she out of her mind?
________________________

She is criminally insane and possessed.


13 posted on 09/25/2009 1:42:47 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Bitsy

Yes.

That was easy.


14 posted on 09/25/2009 1:42:54 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Bitsy
Is she out of her mind?

She is so far out of her mind, other creatures have crawled into it and taken up housekeeping.

Other.

Creatures.

15 posted on 09/25/2009 1:44:04 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: kellynla
PELOSI REFUSING TO ALLOW ANY BILLS TO BE READ BY CONGRESS BEFORE VOTING

That should be grounds for impeachment and removal.

If ever a house-cleaning in Washington was required, it is now!

16 posted on 09/25/2009 1:46:00 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO - You Lie!!!)
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To: kellynla
PELOSI REFUSING TO ALLOW ANY BILLS TO BE READ BY CONGRESS BEFORE VOTING

That should be grounds for impeachment and removal.

If ever a house-cleaning in Washington was required, it is now!

17 posted on 09/25/2009 1:46:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO - You Lie!!!)
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To: kellynla

Awwww...She’s just trying to protect stupid old us from having to read all those really big words that we would never be able to understand with those tiny little brains of ours.


18 posted on 09/25/2009 1:48:51 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: kellynla
"So which Is it Speaker Pelosi? Open and Transparent or Hiding under a rock like a snake?"

If one was a snake, genus Pelosi, where would one be apt to hide?

19 posted on 09/25/2009 1:50:12 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: kellynla


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20 posted on 09/25/2009 1:52:46 PM PDT by Tax Government
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To: stockpirate; jcsjcm; rxsid; Fred Nerks; null and void; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; GOPJ; BP2; ...
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PELOSI REFUSING TO ALLOW ANY BILLS TO BE READ BY CONGRESS BEFORE VOTING

... What?!! Had to put on my reading glasses to be sure I read it correctly.

21 posted on 09/25/2009 1:59:21 PM PDT by LucyT ("The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - M.Thatcher)
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To: kellynla

It may be time to go down there again and force a confrontation in front of the Congress. I’m not talking “Tea Party” either!


22 posted on 09/25/2009 2:01:47 PM PDT by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: LucyT

Many thanks for your updates, LucyT.

Ping.


23 posted on 09/25/2009 2:06:46 PM PDT by Iowan
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To: kellynla

Any legislation passed without reading shouldn’t be enforceable.


24 posted on 09/25/2009 2:11:03 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: LucyT

Hey, at least you are allowed to read!


25 posted on 09/25/2009 2:11:41 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: All
Nancy Pelosi smoking hashish in Lebanon.

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26 posted on 09/25/2009 2:11:44 PM PDT by LucyT ("The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - M.Thatcher)
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To: Big_Harry

Aye.

Come without the tea, but with the tar and feathers.


27 posted on 09/25/2009 2:12:24 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: kellynla

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28 posted on 09/25/2009 2:12:36 PM PDT by Americaneedsyoou
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To: kellynla

I for one find this extremely transparent.


29 posted on 09/25/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: All

This is unbelievable! I feel like I am living in bizarro world with the unprecedented amount of nonsense that is going on al arounf me. How can ANYONE argue in defense of this ridiculous, Nazi tactic?!?
It is taking all of my self-control not to go off on a profanity laced tangent in regards to the position our country is now in.


30 posted on 09/25/2009 2:18:48 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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To: kellynla

This is great, they can then pass the Health Care bill which will imprison people for not buying Health Insurance.


31 posted on 09/25/2009 2:24:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: LucyT

Is that pic of Pot Pelosi real?


32 posted on 09/25/2009 2:25:27 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Big_Harry

One of my favorite signs from the 12th read, “Hey Congress, this time we came unarmed”


33 posted on 09/25/2009 2:26:14 PM PDT by stockpirate ("I came NOT to bring peace but a sword." - Jesus Christ)
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To: GraceG

If it’s real, she has ‘man hands’!


34 posted on 09/25/2009 2:28:18 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: kellynla

In the immortal words of “President” Schwarzenegger, “I was elected to lead, not to read.”


35 posted on 09/25/2009 2:29:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kellynla
This will be enough to get a federal court to conclude that the bill cannot be enforced as law? Reps ( and the public) have to read what they vote on, or otherwise its dead, dead, dead.
36 posted on 09/25/2009 2:31:31 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: kellynla

If ONE Republican votes again, on something they have not read they need to thrown out on their ear. This is ridiculous. They need to all walk out. Refuse to vote. That will make news and they can tell the MSM why they walked out.


37 posted on 09/25/2009 2:32:24 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: kellynla
How can we stop what is taking place in Washington DC? These people are not representing us nor listening to us. Is this what San Francisco wants?
38 posted on 09/25/2009 2:36:11 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: LucyT
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39 posted on 09/25/2009 2:39:18 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Bitsy

You really need to ask?


40 posted on 09/25/2009 2:39:46 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: The Sons of Liberty
If ever a house-cleaning burning in Washington was required, it is now!

There, FIXED!

41 posted on 09/25/2009 2:40:13 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: GraceG

I don’t know.


42 posted on 09/25/2009 2:40:13 PM PDT by LucyT ("The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - M.Thatcher)
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To: kellynla
and America takes another one in the........

43 posted on 09/25/2009 2:41:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: kellynla

My GOD, We’re in trouble.


44 posted on 09/25/2009 2:42:23 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: kellynla
The headline is a little misleading, but not much.

It's us, the American people, that are not to be allowed to read the bills.

Now that wouldn't be so bad, IF the Congressman would read them before they vote on them. But we know they don't, and in many cases can't, because the bills are too long. Congressmen would spend their entire day just reading bills. Can't have that, they have to write them too, plus there is golf to play, lobbyists to shake down, and so on.

In reality the CongressCritters neither read nor write the bills. Their staffs do that for them, and they get "executive summaries", just the sort of thing that the 'Rats want to post, under the term "Conceptual Language".

45 posted on 09/25/2009 2:42:30 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: dfwgator

GeekMom approves :)

Tatt


46 posted on 09/25/2009 2:42:46 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: kellynla

Yes, I know how to repeat myself. We are still in trouble,big time!


47 posted on 09/25/2009 2:44:06 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: kellynla
Now that wouldn't be so bad,

I say that because until quite recently we had no opportunity to read bills before they were passed. They weren't printed up in the newspapers, nor read aloud on TV. Only with the advent of the internet, did it become possible.

But in those bygone days, bills were generally shorter, and the Congressmen who we hired did read them, and write them too, on occasion at least.

48 posted on 09/25/2009 2:47:28 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: kellynla

So, to wrap..because the one person who flipped me off isnt coming forward, Im going to punish you ALL with a weeks detention. Or maybe even..the destruction of the Constitution itself.

Yeah, that’ll work.


49 posted on 09/25/2009 2:55:43 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: kellynla

Pelosi, the disgusting criminal politician, shows her utter contempt for the Constitution and the Democratic process, again and again, and again...She is not an American.


50 posted on 09/25/2009 2:57:18 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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