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Monday, November 8, 2010

Boehner on New Congressional Transparency Measures

U.S. House Speaker-Designate John Boehner writes this in the Wall Street Journal on what the next Speaker (that would be him) should do.

The open-government highlights are:
  • Let Americans read bills before they are brought to a vote.
  • No more "comprehensive" bills.
  • No more bills written behind closed doors in the speaker's office.

All this is good. But we've heard this before from whomever was about to assume power. As with the Democrats, we will applaud Republicans' promised open-government reforms only when we see them actually put into place.