One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.


The House GOP congressional transparency initiative includes common-sense changes such as read the bill reform that would require all bills to be posted online for a minimum of 72 hours before they are brought to a vote. We also believe:

•Members committee votes should be posted online within 48 hours so the American people can see how their representatives voted.

•Committees should be required to post the text of adopted bills online within 24 hours of adoption to end the practice of phantom amendments being added to bills secretly after they pass at the committee level.

•Major negotiations on sweeping bills that would dramatically expand the reach of the federal government such as the current government takeover of health care should be open to the public and subject to a full and honest debate when bills reach the floor.

•Cameras should be allowed in the secretive House Rules Committee, the panel that decides which bills and amendments come to a vote.

Our transparency initiative calls for immediate implementation of all of these reforms.

You can read more about the House GOP congressional transparency initiative online, at



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