Has anyone else seen this video of House Judiciary Chairman Congressman John Conyers saying:
“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.
“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
I'm glad the media has been spreading this video around. I understand that most members of Congress have staff members summarize the bill, but is that good enough? Are we moving too fast when there isn't enough time to read it, much less understand it? And why are our representatives voting and agreeing to vote on bills that sometimes aren't even finished yet, they don't read and understand, and can be changed later?