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Passing the Gang of Eight Bill to Find Out What Is In It

joQQeb Wrote: Jun 24, 2013 10:21 AM
How many times are we goingto allow our representatives to pass legislation without reading and understanding what they are voting for? Invariably we discover, at a much later date, all kinds of unsavory things that were packaged into the legislation BECAUSE legislators expected no one to read it or pay attention. Passing legislation without examining it in detail first is not 'representation'.
The race is on. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, with Republican Senator Marco Rubio's approval, is preparing to rush through the Gang of Eight's 1200 page amnesty legislation today by shutting down debate. Not surprisingly, according to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, nobody has actually read the thing.

“The vote tomorrow is not a vote on just the Corker-Hoeven amendment. The vote tomorrow at 5:30 pm is a vote on Majority Leader Reid’s procedural motion to shut down debate on a 1,200-page substitute bill no one has read. The Corker-Hoeven amendment no longer exists as a standalone proposal. The amendment...