Waxman-Markey: Rep. Boehner to Read 300-Page Amendment

UPDATE (6:40 p.m.): Boehner stops after an hour. Speaker Pelosi now closes the debate. Votes to follow.


Allowing us time to get home, that is, if the commute has improved since yesterday.

From House Republicans’ American Energy Solutions Group:


Friends – Last night, at 3:00 a.m., the House Democrats released a 300-page amendment to their 1,200-page national energy tax legislation. No one – not one single Member of Congress – has read the bill that the Democratic Leadership is bringing up for a vote today. Remember, Speaker Pelosi promised the American people at least 24 hours to read a bill before a vote in her “New Direction for America” document distributed in 2006 that remains on her website today. Another broken promise from Washington Democrats.

So at the conclusion of his floor statement this afternoon, Republican Leader John Boehner will read the 300-page amendment on the House floor to America and the assembled Members of the House. By House tradition, three Members have the right to deliver unlimited floor remarks – the Speaker, the Majority Leader, and the Minority Leader. This is the House equivalent of the filibuster in the Senate. We expect it may take a while, but Members of Congress, and – more importantly – the American people have a right know what the House is voting on.

You can view the floor proceedings on CSPAN or at http://www.c-span.org/.

Yesterday on the way home we caught a glimpse of Reese Witherspoon out the bus window. No doubt hard at work at a green job.

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Lisa Dolan says:

    I applaud Boehner for taking the amendment seriously and trying to get his colleagues to listen to him. I think Boehner should run for President!

  • ynn says:

    Good for Boehner……if the idiot house members refuse to do their jobs and take the time to read the bill…..read on Boehner.

    It’s time we Americans insist that our legislatures start doing their jobs….or impeach them. We don’t need another unread bailout bill only to find out too late what it is they signed off on.

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