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July 23, 2010

Democrat Steny Hoyer Ridicules Bohener's 'read the bill' Initiative

Hoyer ridicules Bohener's 'read the bill' initiative

By Michael O'Brien

The Hill

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) ridiculed on Thursday an effort pushed by Republicans to allow lawmakers more time to read legislation.

Hoyer dismissed a proposal by House GOP leader John Boehner (Ohio) and other Republicans to require 72 hours to read legislation before a final vote on it is scheduled.

Boehner launched a "read the bill" effort on Thursday to promote the GOP's proposed reform, which the minority leader has said would be a key reform he'd make should he become speaker of the House.

"His hypothetical is so unreasonable ... that it doesn't bear commenting on," Hoyer said, mocking Republicans' chances of taking back the House in this fall's elections, a development which would make Boehner speaker.
"This is beating a drum that's not relevant," the second-ranking House Democrat said.
"The reality of which he speaks is not likely," Hoyer added, again dismissing Republicans' chances of winning back the House.
“Given the endless string of broken promises and backroom deals that comprise House Democrats’ job-killing record, I can see why the Majority Leader would find letting the American people – and Members of Congress – read a bill before it passes, 'unreasonable,'" Boehner spokesman Michael Steel shot back. "But this is not the Democrats’ House, it is the people’s House, and the people have a right to know what we’re voting on.”

Wild Thing's comment......

OMG, what nerve Steny Hoyer has. He thinks he and the rest of the democrats in power and KINGS. Well except for Queens i.e. Barney Frank, Pelosi and might as well throw in Obama from what I have read about his past.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 23, 2010 07:40 AM


Unreasonable ? ? ? Excuse me, what the F99k is their job anyway. They just vote on something and to hell with it. Who was it who brought this up Dingle was asked if he read the bills, he said it would take him too long and he's need some lawyers to help him get through it.

Maybe the people in Congress are just too stupid to be in Congress. Obviously 89% think so.

Posted by: Mark at July 23, 2010 02:39 PM