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Foxx Pushes for Congress to Post Legislation Online Before Vote PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Thursday, 01 October 2009 09:32

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx joined a bipartisan group of Representatives that is calling on Congress to post all major legislation and conference reports online for 72 hours before the House takes a vote.

 

In a released statement, Foxx said, “Congress has a duty to give Americans a chance to review and comment on legislation, but when important and controversial legislation is passed only hours after the final bill text is available, average citizens are shut out of the deliberative process.  Today the House is scheduled to vote on legislation that spends $33.5 billion-and the final legislation was only made available after 6pm last night.  We can and should do better.  Posting legislation online for 72 hours is a common sense step Congress can take to make our proceedings more open and transparent.”

According to Foxx’ office, the Congresswoman is also a cosponsor of a measure that changes the rules of the House so that major legislation is publicly available in its final form for 72 hours before the House votes on the issue.

 

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