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Wed November 3, 2010
Whitfield Sends Suggestions for Next Congress to Boehner
By Angela Hatton
Washington, D. C. – After winning a ninth term in the U. S. Congress, Republican Ed Whitfield is promoting ideas for a reformed House in the 112th session. Whitfield suggests printing the cost of legislation at the top of each bill, requiring every bill to be online in its entirety for 72 hours before a vote, and allowing any member to force a vote on bill that are pay-as-you-go. Whitfield also calls for more discussion in committees and more freedom for members to add amendments to proposed bills. The Congressman says these rules would create greater transparency and efficiency in government. Whitfield says the U. S. needs to rein in its spending. The suggestions went before newly elected House Speaker John Boehner.