Senior Master
Dec 20, 2004
Reaction score
Phoenix, Arizona

When CNSNews.com asked members of both parties on Capitol Hill on Thursday whether they had read the full, final bill, not one member could say, "Yes."

And only one--Voinovich--volunteered that he had actually read the version of the bill that had passed the Senate.

Both Republicans and Democrats told CNSNews.com they were eager to read the unseen bill--once they could get get their hands on a copy of the final legislation.

Nonetheless, members from both sides of the aisle in both the House and Senate admitted they doubted they would have adequate time to read the bill before they actually voted for it.

Certainly I hope to have the opportunity to go through [the bill] before the vote takes place, said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told CNSNews.com. But thats something Ive found doesnt always happen around here.

emph mine

Some lawmakers said one of the reasons they would not vote for the bill was because there would be no time to study it before it came up for a vote.

That's actually encouraging...