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A "place holder" in a bill - is that even legal?

The cap and trade bill that passed the house and is going to the senate has a part that says "SECTION RESERVED."

Barney Frank explained that a good system would be put in place for this section after the bill passes.

Is that legal to write things into a bill after it's been voted on?


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Asked by Anonymous at 10:06 PM on Jul. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I would guess it doesn't matter if it's not. Considering the shareholders case was thrown out of the courts even though Obama broke current bankruptcy laws.

    Answer by micheledo at 10:13 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • What the heck? I'm sure it will. Good for the brain dead. That Barney is a sorry excuse for a human.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:35 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Folks please Frank needs to go!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • What?! That doesn't make sense 2 write stuff in after it passes cuz then their not actually voting on the whole bill, thats entrapment and bull shit. The gov is f***ing retarded

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • It isn't legal, but why would that stop any of them? It's not like there is anything we can do about it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Law is based on the Constitution ... dozens of actions taken since January 21st have been blatantly un-Constitutional ...

    of course it is not legal ... it is a rapid and stealthy grab for power & money-control under the cover of "emergencies", by tucking amazing pay-backs and bribes into legislations which "MUST" be passed without delay, even though they are over a thousand pages long (and, as you say, still in rough draft form)

    The law and the Constitution are not holding back these people. Only we can.

    So phone, write, fax, send letters, demonstrate outside their hometown offices. Read the legislation if you can, LISTEN to explanations, help to block the Senate passing the cap & trade bill and the universal health care bill, .... and VOTE them out at every opportunity !

    Answer by waldorfmom at 4:37 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Just think of this way 219 members of Congress that WE elected, chose to vote "YES" on an incomplete MAJOR piece of legislation that they could not have read in it's entirety, if at all!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:07 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

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