Thursday, July 22, 2010


Representative John Boehner:

No bill should be voted on without time for every American to know what’s in it. Rep. John Culberson of Texas has introduced a resolution (H. Res. 554) requiring a bill be available online for at least 3 days before a vote. I think this is a reform that’s needed right now.

I totally agree! Oh wait, what's this from 2005?

WASHINGTON, March 20 - The Senate approved legislation on Sunday that would allow a federal court to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo, and House Republican leaders spearheaded an extraordinary Sunday night session to speed the measure to President Bush, who rushed back to Washington from his Texas ranch.

"Every hour is incredibly important to Terri Schiavo," said Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the House majority leader, who led the effort to inject Congress into the long-running legal battle over Ms. Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged Florida woman whose feeding tube was disconnected on Friday afternoon at the direction of a state court. ...

The Democrats' refusal to allow the bill to pass without a roll-call vote prevented the House from taking up the measure early Sunday afternoon and sent Republican leaders scurrying to summon lawmakers scattered for the Easter recess back to Washington to provide a quorum.

House rules required that such a vote could not occur until Monday, so the Republican leaders suspended the vote until 12:01 a.m. so they would have time to assemble at least 218 of the 435 House members.

Needless to say, both Boehner and Culberson voted in favor of passing this bill.

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