Comments on: Inside the legislative sausage factory, banking committee edition A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: umeshgeeta Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:09:53 +0000 Question is why is there Committee of 71 members? Which other committees have similar problems?

Are you saying there is no way in the world we can have new committee structure unless Banking Regulations are passed? How about new Congress say after 2010 election? Clearly that will be late, but if that new Congress can bring the committee of lesser number of people; is it not worth for American people to wait till then?

Considering the enormous importance of these Committees who right legislation in this country, why are people’s vote stopping only at electing these members? Why are People not having right to decide which committee’s, what is their jurisdiction and their composition? Are these Committee details enshrined in Constitution? Or is it something along the lines of Filibuster of Senate what people have made as after thought (naturally at the great of American voters)?

The reason we need to start asking these question, start demanding our representatives for such procedural reforms is for too long we Americans have been away from the machinations in the Congress. These Congress folks need to be transparent to us and we no longer can or should take anything for granted here.