Understanding Congressional Trickery

Understanding Congressional Trickery
by Janna Legg

What did happen this past week? What would have the Read The Bill Act and the One Subject At A Time prevented before the Lame Duck Session?

Continue to educate the new/old incoming Congress on the importance of supporting the Read The Bills Act and One Subject At A Time, let them know what both pieces of legislation would have prevented:

* The Read the Bills Act would’ve stopped the Special Rule process and would have:
– Publication of the entire bill online for 7 days so you could read it
– A public scheduling of the vote on the online calendar 7 days in advance so you would have time to comment
– A full, verbatim reading of the bill
* The One Subject at a Time would’ve blocked the use of the Dead Shell Bill scheme. It would have constrained Congress from:
– Expanding of the FDA with new regulatory powers, with 4,000 additional agents to swarm our farms and gardens
– Inserting broad, new FDA powers into something called the “Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010”
– Changing the name of that Dead Shell Bill to something as non-descriptive as the “Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.”

Remember, extending the current tax structure is not a tax cut. Allowing the Bush cuts to expire would be a tax increase and would make much things worse, but they are bad enough already.

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Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.” (Part Of The Dead Shell Bill)

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Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Part Of The Dead Shell bill)

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