Read The Bill

DrBacchus twittered a link to Read The Bill. I think it's a great idea, but I think it doesn't go nearly far enough. Just because a bill is out there doesn't mean it will get read by the congress-people. I think what would be more useful is adding to the 72 hour requirement, a requirement that the entire text of the bill be read on the floor before voting, and if you're not there for the reading, you don't get to vote. This would insure that the entire text of a bill was at least in the representative's mind, but would also help head off the ridiculousness of 500+ page bills. There is no way to exercise real oversight over such a thing.

Would this really help? Or would it just slow down the already glacial progress of our Government?

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