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Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online

• Washington Examiner
 

Lawmakers were given just hours to examine the $789 billion stimulus plan, sweeping climate-change legislation and a $700 billion bailout package before final votes.

While most Americans normally ignore parliamentary detail, with health care looming, voters are suddenly paying attention. The Senate is expected to vote on a health bill in the weeks to come, representing months of work and stretching to hundreds of pages. And as of now, there is no assurance that members of the public, or even the senators themselves, will be given the chance to read the legislation before a vote.

"The American people are now suspicious of not only the lawmakers, but the process they hide behind to do their work," said 

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Frgot about healthcare didn't you?  :-)  Fortunately -- emphasis on fortune for us -- our lobbyists didn't. 


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