WHY DON'T OUR ELECTED REPS CARE WHAT WE THINK?
Pelosi: Health care reform bill will be posted online for 72 hours before vote for review
(too bad she doesn't say WHEN she will put this on line. )
By: Susan Ferrechio
Chief Congressional Correspondent
01/14/10 3:54 PM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that the final health care bill will be posted online for the public to view for 72 hours before the chamber votes on it.
The move comes after Senate and House Democratic leaders have been criticized for not allowing the media and television to view their intense negotiations to produce a final bill.
Democrats have been huddled for days behind closed doors both in Congress and at the White House, with sporadic press conferences and press releases intended to make the talks appear more open, although no real details have been disclosed.
"The House Democratic Leadership is committed to having the final health insurance reform legislation online for 72 hours before the House votes, for all Members and the American people to review," Pelosi said in a statement released jointly with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. "We will continue the transparent process this landmark legislation has had for months."
No word yet from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on whether he plans to follow the House on the 72-house public viewing.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Pelosi-Health-care-reform-bill-will-be-posted-online-for-72-hours-before-vote-for-review-81554307.html#ixzz0cd38nqhc