Day: August 3, 2009

Congressmen Should Read the Bills They Vote On? Why?

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) Rep. John Conyers, the second most senior member of the House of Representatives [having been there since 1964], and chairman of the Judiciary Committee [which oversees the Department of Justice and the federal court system], made a fascinating admission last week. In response to concerns by American citizens that Congress was passing bills without reading them, he responded at the National Press Club by saying: What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages… Read more »