Senators given under 60 minutes to read 1000+ page bill before vote

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gave America a disturbing look at what happens behind-the-scenes in the legislature.  While a printer worked furiously behind him, Lee explained how the Senate was just given under 1 hour to read and comprehend a massive spending bill before the scheduled vote.

Here is Senator Lee’s message from July 21st, 2015:

LEE:  We received this bill at 3:07 p.m.  The bill is 1,033 pages long. We’re being called on to vote on it at 4 o’clock.  We’re only up to about page 500 in printing it off.  I’m pretty sure that its going to be hard to read the whole bill in its entirety and understand it in the roughly 30 minutes between now and when we have to vote on the bill.
“If I don’t have time to read legislation before voting on it, my default vote is no,” Senator Lee commented on his video. That’s a principle endorsed by Police State USA in a 2013 article, A Pro-Liberty Approach to Lawmaking. ….
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