Rep. Massie: House Must Hold to 3-Day Review on Bills

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is advocating for a House rules change requiring lawmakers to have a waiting period of at least three days after a bill is introduced before voting on it. 

Even though Republicans, who will now control the House in the new Congress, voted on a series of proposed rules changes before the Thanksgiving recess, Massie’s has not been voted on yet.

Under Massie’s proposal, the House would have to take a minimum of three days to read legislation before it goes to the floor for a vote. An exception to the rule would only apply with the consent of two-thirds of the House, as opposed to a simple majority.

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