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CNN Situation Room features ReadtheBill.org (3/1/06)

CNN’s Situation Room’s Jacki Schechner featured ReadtheBill.org and Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) in a nice short piece. Here’s a link to play it on Baird’s website (media player needed).


"Think Your Lawmakers Don’t Read Bills? Do It Yourself" (Washington Post) (3/1/06)

Washington Post spotlights ReadtheBill.org on the Federal Page.

(Note: ReadtheBill.org’s DeGennaro blogs in agreement with Mann’s comment in the article.)

Roll Call (Capitol Hill): 72 online reform at "top of list" (1/18/06)

The day after ReadtheBill.org was launched publicly, Roll Call newspaper editorialized: “Except in real emergencies, bills should be open for inspection – online as well as on paper – at least 72 hours before they are voted on.”

David Brooks on ABC News: 72 hours online "best reform they could do"

“To me the best reform they could do is have 72 hours between when a bill is printed and when they vote on it so everybody can look at it.”

David Brooks, as guest on ABC NEWS “This Week”
January 8, 2006

David Brooks in NYT: Post all legislation online for 72 hours (1/5/06)

Brooks: “Instead, all legislation should be posted online for 72 hours before the vote, so the staff and bloggers can nitpick and expose.”

DeGennaro photos

Rafael DeGennaro, Founder & President of ReadtheBill.org.

These photos and other photos on this site by Tricia Bohan may be used with credit and without further permission or payment by the news media for routine news stories. The same photos may be used for publicity purposes with permission from ReadtheBill.org.


Photo by Tricia Bohan.


Photo by Tricia Bohan.

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Families USA speaks at Capitol Hill press conference on 72 Online

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Ron Pollack, Executive Director & Vice President of Families USA (right), joins Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Rafael DeGennaro, Founder & President of ReadtheBill.org (left) at the Capitol on March 15, 2006. Also speaking was Emily Skeketoff, Executive Director of the American Library Association’s Washington Office.

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Columbian (Vancouver, WA): "It’s Billions, Take Time" (3/23/06)

“It will be interesting to see who will step forward in Congress to oppose Baird’s resolution, and specify why. We cannot fathom what their reasons might be.”

The Chronicle (Centralia, WA): Baird "Has logic … on his side" (3/18/06)

The Chronicle leans conservative. Its editorial from March 18, 2006 says that Baird “has logic and the need for transparency in government on his side in pushing for disclosure of legislation to members of Congress and the public on the Internet at least 72 hours before a vote.”

"Groups join Baird’s effort to post bills online" (Daily News; Longview, WA) (3/16/06)

“ReadtheBill.org founder Rafael DeGennaro said he hoped 1,000 organizations of all kinds will endorse the proposal by July 4.”

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