John Conyers Reading Bills: What For?

John Conyers (D-Mich), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee spoke at a National Press Club luncheon and pondered the question; why should members of Congress have to read these bills anyway? My question is this Mr. Conyers, why have 1000 page bills?

John Conyers said at a National Press Club luncheon:

“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?”

Good point Rep. Conyers, but I’m sure you would vote for it anyway. The arrogance of these people is stunning. Conyers actually makes a point of telling us what we already know. First, they don’t read the bills. Second, the bills are too big even for the smartest people in the room like Conyers. And third, he illustrates that no bill of 1000 pages is necessary; yet those in Congress write them every day.

How do these people continue to be elected?

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Rep. John Conyers

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