Give the Supplemental the 72 Hours It Deserves


As President Obama asks Congress to “expeditiously” pass his Iraq-Afghanistan supplemental appropriations, I would hope that Congress can put the bill text online for at least 72 hours before they take the bill to the floor.

I understand the urgency, but 72 hours is not too much time to ask to allow time to read the bill, public review and open debate of the bill contents. The debate over funding wars and troops shouldn’t be rushed, excluding the public in the process.