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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
H.Res. 504 cosponsors (NationalWrite your rep)
The following representatives have cosponsored H.Res. 504, a resolution introduced June 20, 2007 by Rep. Brian Baird to establish the 72 Hours Online rule:

Jackson-Lee, Sheila (D-TX-18)
Culberson, John (R-TX-7)

NEWS MEDIA
The following have written favorable newspaper editorials or expressed opinion by other means in support of generally requiring that proposed legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.

Newspapers
(None at this time.)

ORGANIZATIONS & PROMINENT INDIVIDUALS
The following organizations and prominent individuals have endorsed the following statement: “We support the 72 Hours Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”
(None listed at this time.)

NOTES
Endorsers of the 72 hours 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.

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Rep. Culberson twitters about lack of time to read bills

By Rafael DeGennaro, June 23, 2008 – 12:01pm

On June 19, 2008 Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) engaged in a twitter dialogue with Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Ellen Miller. Kudos to Ellen for asking Rep. Culberson to cosponsor H.Res. 504. Sponsored by Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA), it would require bills and conference reports to be posted online for 72 hours before House floor debate began.

Here is an excerpt (latest tweets at the top):

EllnMllr @johnculberson Support Rep Baird’s H. Res 504. http://tinyurl.com/583dkr There are 13 bipartisan co-sponsors. about 3 hours ago from web in reply to johnculberson

johnculberson @EllnMllr I am also going to ask my Repub colleagues to support 72 hr rule about 2 hours ago from web in reply to EllnMllr

Johnculberson @EllnMllr Right now is a perfect example of how desperately America needs you and others through the Internet to shine sunlight on Congress about 2 hours ago from web in reply to EllnMllr

johnculberson @EllnMllr Please eblast your members your followers and let them know their Congressmen are being asked to approve $185 Bill in War spending about 2 hours ago from web in reply to EllnMllr

johnculberson @EllnMllr in a floor vote before 6pm on a 184 pg $185 b bill that was written at 2:37pm and filed publicly about the same time – outrage! about 2 hours ago from web in reply to EllnMllr

ReadtheBill.org has followed up with Rep. Culberson’s staff about H.Res. 504. No word yet if his office is interested. If you are a constituent, please contact him. H.Res. 504 is the best solution proposed to the problem he highlights.