As crazy as politics has been Senator Rand Paul is introducing a bill that is not only good for America but also for the Congress.
Senator Rand Paul originally introduced the bill in 2015 however it was rejected, and in light of the way, laws are attempting to be passed this piece of legislation looks like a breath of fresh air. Paul’s press release said:
Legislation is too often shoved through Congress without proper hearings, amendments, or debate, as the secrecy surrounding the Senate’s health care bill and the pressure to vote for it with little time to fully evaluate the proposal once again remind us, If we are to answer to the American people, it is imperative we pay close attention to the legislation we pass. I stand by my pledge to increase transparency and accessibility in the U.S. Senate,” he added, “and my resolution will give members ample time to read all legislation before they vote.
The bill would leave room for Congress to act for emergencies but the minimum time would only be waived by “an affirmative vote of three-fifths of the members.”
The Senator recently lamented the politics of the Congress lately in a recent Op-Ed on Rare:
I remember in the good old days when Republicans were not in favor of new taxes or new subsidies or dictates on how much insurance a person should buy. But that was a long time ago when the Tea Party stoked the nation’s consciousness, and the GOP rose to capture all three branches of government.
Now, though, we are told, “we must govern.” To many Republicans, that somehow means we should abandon precisely the philosophy that brought us into power. Curious and disappointing it is to so quickly forget what was promised the voter.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we the American people could pass this law to make Congress follow this procedure? Wouldn’t it be great if the American people could vote on legislation that the Congress must follow?
Source: Raw Story