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Council for a Livable World endorses 72 Online rule

Council for a Livable World [1] endorsed the following statement in March 2006:

“We support the 72 Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”

Note: Endorsers of the 72 Online concept do not necessarily support or oppose any legislation, nor agree with the views of ReadtheBill.org or other endorsers on specific legislation or other matters.

What they say

“Endorsement of the 72 Online rule is a no-brainer for this organization. This is a modest, much-needed and practical step to restore deliberation to the legislative process and allow citizen organizations like ours to participate more effectively. It has been annoying and made our work more difficult that both the Senate and House act without giving the public — or Members of Congress — time to see what they are voting on.”

— John Isaacs, President, Council for a Livable World


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http://www.readthebill.org/node/164