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Sep 30, 2009

Americans should be allowed to know the contents of major bills before they are brought to a vote in the House. Previous Congresses, including Republican ones, have failed to meet this common-sense standard. But never in history has the failure been more acute than under Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, particularly over the past nine months.

Reps. John Culberson (R-TX) and Brian Baird (D-WA) have introduced a resolution that would require all bills to be posted online publicly for at least 72 hours before they are brought to a vote.

Appearing on Fox News' America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed a effort underway by Republicans and rank-and-file Democrats in Congress to force Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to post all major bills online for at least 72 hours before a House vote to ensure that the American people and their elected representatives can review them. The effort is being led by Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR), Brian Baird (D-WA), and John Culberson (R-TX). More than 160 Members of Congress have already signed onto a Walden-authored petition that would force Speaker Pelosi to allow a vote on a House rules change requiring a 72-hour review period. He also touched on the Democrats proposed government takeover of health care and media reports suggesting that Speaker Pelosi plans to bring up a House bill that is more liberal, more costly, with more government involvement than ever before.

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