From our Friends at the Sunlight Foundation

Carolyn Hileman - The Voice | March 22, 2009 

Let’s use the Sunlight Foundations resources and multiply our strength on this issues.

From our friends at the Sunlight Foundation.

Our fears have materialized about what happens when no one reads legislation. Now we have proof that 13 hours wasn’t enough time to read the 1100 page Stimulus Bill. Reports have emerged that Senator Dodd, at the behest of the administration, inserted an unnoticed loophole that allowed AIG employees to receive exorbitant bonuses. I am certain that if Congress had put that legislation online for 72 hours before it was considered — if they had a chance to read it, or if you did — someone might have caught that last minute loophole.
That’s why we want you to sign the petition to urge Congress to Read the Bill:

It’s ridiculous that members of Congress don’t read the legislation they vote on, but with your help, we can tell Congress that we expect it to do its job. Most people don’t know that lawmakers fail to read the bills they vote on. We need your help to change this. Forward this email onto your friends and ask them to sign the Read The Bill petition.

Thanks, Ellen Miller
Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation

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