Republicans Break Transparency Pledge With Passage Of The Budget Control Act
“We will ensure that bills are debated and discussed in the public square by publishing the text online for at least three days before coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives,” read the Republicans Pledge to America published before the 2010 elections. “No more hiding legislative language from the minority party, opponents, and the public. Legislation should be understood by all interested parties before it is voted on.”
Apparently, that pledge has met its expiration date:
(CNSNews.com) – When the House of Representatives voted this evening on legislation to increase the limit on the federal debt by as much as $2.4 trillion, House Republicans broke a promise included in their 2010 Pledge to America to post the text of bills online “for at least three days” before bringing them up for a vote. …
The Budget Control Act, the proposed legislation that would raise the debt limit by as much as $2.4 trillion, was posted on the website of the House Rules Committee at 1:45 a.m. on Monday morning.
According to the House website, the Budget Control Act was voted on and passed 17 hours and 45 minutes later.Tags: budget control act, deficits, national debt, pledge to america