Congressional bills often range from hundreds to thousands of pages, and the Democratic Congress has been shortening the amount of time allotted between when a bill is penned and a Member must vote. The health care bill will probably run at least 1,500 pages, and Congressional Republicans will have 3 days to peruse it. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) laughed when asked if Members should have enough time to read a bill -- and that's not right.
DownsizeDC.org is trying to mandate the reading of bills before Members can vote on them. They're encouraging all constituents to write their representatives and express support for the measure. It's a worthy cause.