Republican John Boehner wants you to know that if his party wins control of the House of Representatives and he becomes the chamber’s next Speaker, things will be a lot different.
For starters, Boehner says lawmakers in both parties will get a better opportunity to actually read bills before they vote on them.
“One of the things that the American people are most fed up with is the practice of rushing massive, expensive bills to the floor before anyone has had a chance to read them,” Boehner said this week in looking ahead to the November election.
“It’s a culture of garbage in, garbage out,” he said.
“If we are fortunate enough to be in the majority and I were fortunate enough be the speaker of the House, I would run the House differently than it has been run under both Democrats and Republicans,” Boehner said.
For decades — and with varying frequency — bills have been rammed through Congress without lawmakers or the public getting much, if any, chance to read them.