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Do you think it should be posted?

Senate Republicans objected on Monday to a proposal from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that all health care reform amendments must first be posted online before being considered in order.

Reid (D-Nev.), crediting Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) for the idea, asked "unanimous consent that no amendment be in order to the Reid substitute amendment number 2786, and the subsequent substitute amendment H.R. 3590, unless the text or internet link to the text of the amendment is posted on the home page of the official Senate website of the member of the Senate who is sponsoring the amendment prior to the amendment being called for consideration by the Senate and that the amendment is filed at the desk. Further, this unanimous consent agreement shall be in effect for the duration of consideration of H.R. 3590."

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:21 PM on Nov. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • A member of the erstwhile "Gang of Six" -- the three Republicans and three Democrats from the finance committee who spent months failing to come to agreement on a compromise bill -- Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wy.) objected to Reid's request.


     A message left with Enzi wasn't immediately returned. But on the floor, Enzi said he didn't trust the other party enough to go along. "In light of some of the trust problems and transparency problems we have, while this appears to lead to greater transparency, we can also see ways that this can limit the ability for the minority to offer amendments. And, therefore, I object," he said.


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:21 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Of course it should be posted online! I am tired of the smoke and mirrors. It is time to put the full bill in front of us, the changes, the proposals and ask us. :)
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 9:26 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • "In light of some of the trust problems and transparency problems we have, while this appears to lead to greater transparency, we can also see ways that this can limit the ability for the minority to offer amendments. And, therefore, I object,"


    I agree with this statement.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:28 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Yes, it should be posted. But why now? Why not for the stimulus? Why not for cap and trade(house)? Why now?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:29 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Ensign said he would be introducing amendments and making speeches on the senate floor to protest what he called a “massive takeover of our health care system by the government.”


    I think this is more because Democrats don't want Republicans to have a say.  IMO~This looks like an attempt to keep Republicans from having any say.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Yes, it should be posted. But why now? Why not for the stimulus? Why not for cap and trade(house)? Why now?

    I want ALL of it posted, and now is a perfect time to start. Everything that is up for a vote right now: post.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 9:37 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • So, why don't Democrats in good faith post all amendments ANYWAY... Seriously. We know Republican Amendments aren't going to be acknowledged anyway. Look at the close door sessions, the lockouts, etc.... So, let Democrats become a party of their word and post online ANYWAY...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:40 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Not only should it be posted for the public to read it should be REQUIRED that the such and suches up there in DC READ it before they VOTE!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 9:43 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • So, why don't Democrats in good faith post all amendments ANYWAY... Seriously. We know Republican Amendments aren't going to be acknowledged anyway. Look at the close door sessions, the lockouts, etc.... So, let Democrats become a party of their word and post online ANYWAY...

    I am not sure how many times I can agree, but I will...again... :)
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 9:44 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Post it all-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:58 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

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