Today, on February 13, all but seven House Democrats voted in support of the conference report for H.R.1, the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”- a massive spending package promoted under the guise of economic “stimulus.”
The final legislative language was not made publicly available by Congressional leadership until late Thursday night, giving the public less than 16 hours to read the more than 1,000 pages.
Prior to the vote, Americans for Tax Reform asked all Members of Congress intending to vote for the conference report to sign and fax back/email to ATR the following form:
I, _____________________________, commit to the taxpayers of the (___________________ district of the) State of _______________________, that my vote in favor of the conference report on H.R. 1 will be an informed vote, because I will have read the full text of the bill and the conference report by the time I cast my vote.
However, not a single Democrat has confirmed he or she actually read the bill before voting on it …
Click here for a pdf version of the press release.