Sunday, April 16, 2006

Good bill going nowhere really, really fast

There are some bills that should have a chance to become law, but really don't. Take, for example, the Executive Branch Reform Act of 2006. The House Committee on Government Reform endorsed it, 32-0, but the only result will be a few press releases. Too bad. Among other things, the bill would end secret meetings between lobbyists and members of the Executive Branch (think Energy Bill) and prohibit the use of fake classifications, like "sensitive but unclassified," that are used to block the public from knowing the public's business.

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