Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Senator DeMint Joins Effort

Press Relaese from Senator Jim DeMint's Office

DeMint Joins Effort to Make Senators Read the Bill

December 16, 2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) announced his support for the procedural effort initiated by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) to require senators to read the health care bill.

"Democrats are playing a bait and switch trick -- wasting our time debating a bill they've rejected while writing a new one in secret. Right now, behind closed doors, Democrats are writing a brand new bill, thousands of pages long, and want to rush it through before Christmas.”

“Americans are tired of watching their leaders in Washington pass bills they haven’t even bothered to read,” said Senator DeMint. “If Senator Reid won’t slow down this debate, we will do it for him. This bill allows the federal government to take over our health care system, and it must be stopped. We will use whatever procedural tools are necessary to defeat this bill.”

Earlier today, U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) admitted that senators will not have time to fully read and understand the Democrat health care takeover bill. VIDEO HERE

Under Senate rules, the clerk is required to read aloud all bills and amendments offered on the Senate floor. Senators routinely waive this requirement by unanimous consent. Objecting to such requests forces the clerk to read them aloud.

Health Bill Author: No Senator Can Understand Health Care Bill

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  1. Nice stall, but that is all that it really is. I would hope that they had some staffers making some exerpts for vids to youtube and copies to bloggers and networks (those that would even bother covering it.)

  2. Yes Matt, it is only a stall. But considering that the dems currently (in theory) can pass the bill without any Republican support, a stall is a good effort. The longer this thing takes, the more the American people learn about it, and the more they oppose it.

    I too hope that there are people assigned to preparing, disseminating and posting excerpts of the reading. It can only help to make the American people better understand the dangers of this attempt to take over our healthcare system and rob us of the right to make our own medical care choices.


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