Remember, good ol Bill, who taught how he could become a law if he were very, very lucky? Yeah, well, there are some new rules now and we’d better get used to them because they’ll be in operation until at least January, 2013. Here’s a taste of “I’m Just a Bill, Chicago-Style”
Introduce a Bill, But Not the One You Really Plan on Passing: On Friday, June 26, 2009, the House of Representatives voted on final passage of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Bill, a major piece of global warming legislation this year that will have a huge effect on the economy and the price Americans pay for energy. Both sides of this debate spent months arguing over the details. And then, at 3:09 am on June 26, the morning of the vote, the majority added over 300 pages to the bill. As of the final vote, not one member had a clear idea what was contained in that amendment.