Senator Rand Paul Introduces Read the Bills Resolution
Calls for more time to consider legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senator Rand Paul (Ky.) today introduced a resolution to change Senate rules to provide sufficient time for legislation to be read before being considered by the U.S. Senate. The waiting period point of order would require all bills, amendments, and conference reports to be filed for one day for every 20 pages before it can be considered.
"In keeping with my pledge to increase transparency and accessibility in the U.S. Senate, I am proud to introduce this rule change today," Sen. Paul said. "Too often in Congress, legislation is shoved through without hearings, amendments or debate. If we are to answer to the American people, it is imperative we pay close attention to the legislation we consider to ensure it is in concert with the Constitution and purview of the Senate's authority."