WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House Energy and Commerce Committee have taken a novel precaution to head off Republican efforts to slow action this week on a sweeping climate bill.
THEY ARE HIRING A SPEED READER
Republicans on the committee have said they may force the reading of the entire 946-page bill -- as well as major amendments that measure several hundred pages -- all aloud. This is a procedure lawmakers have a right to invoke. Republicans are largely against the bill, which aims to cut emissions of so-called greenhouse gases by more than 80% over the next half-century but would be costly.
Republicans haven't tried the tactic, but Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) is prepared.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:41 AM on May. 22, 2009
You know, dern it, Democrats have the country's best interest at heart!
They always do!
If they could only get the speed reader to grant them common sense, they'd be all set..........................
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:09 AM on May. 22, 2009
This is positively shameful. I can't help but think that this would be one more piece of info for anyone running against these Dems in the future. If this doesn't reek of not putting the American taxpayer's interest before politics, then I suppose in some eyes nothing reeks in this administration. If I had Dems in office that were subscribing to this kind of childish antic I would take my kids and sit in their office while they explain to me why I should require my kids to do all of their work when they claim that they shouldn't have to do all of theirs. What ever happened to lead by example?
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:23 AM on May. 22, 2009
Both sides act like kindergarten kids.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 AM on May. 22, 2009
Quinn: why I should require my kids to do all of their work when they claim that they shouldn't have to do all of theirs. What ever happened to lead by example?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:28 AM on May. 22, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:13 AM on May. 22, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 9:38 AM on May. 22, 2009
I am feeling pretty disgusted with DC in general lately.
Answer by Friday at 12:10 PM on May. 22, 2009
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Answer by janet116 at 11:44 PM on May. 22, 2009