Roll Call Voting Needs Your Help!
The leader in the roll call voting battle, Nikki Haley, needs your help. Her bill, H. 3047 (Spending Accountability Act of 2009) made it out of subcommittee today and was supposed to be read to the full Ways and Means Committee, but continues to be delayed.
The rumors mills are afloat that this is a tactic to keep the bill from coming to a vote. Some say the House is scared of the transparency and there is even a rumor that an amendment has been proposed that Haley is being blocked from seeing.
So what’s the big deal with another transparency bill?
The resolution passed in January was a simple rules change that got roll call voting on the books for the session ending in 2010. In 2011, new rules could be introduced and roll call voting could disappear.
H. 3047 actually makes roll call voting the law.
By the way, do you realize that 14 of 25 ways and means members signed the No New Tax Pledge and 12 of them have already violated their no new tax pledge! Thanks to roll call voting, we know who they are. Coincidence?