Today, the Sunlight Foundation is calling on Congress to exercise restraint, and give lawmakers and the public time to read and respond to the proposed bailout legislation.
We believe all legislation should posted online for at 72 hours before a vote to give lawmakers and citizens sufficient time to review and debate it, and this bill is no exception.
That's why we just created a petition that urges Congress to wait until October 1, 2008 before voting on the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. (That would be 72 hours since it was first posted online.)
This isn't a bill to rename a few courthouses; this bill is Congress's biggest intervention in the economy in decades. This important legislation deserves more time for public scrutiny. You can review and comment on the bill on PublicMarkup.org, too.
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