Sen. Inhofe: Never Gonna Read It


“I don’t have to read it, or know what’s in it. I’m going to oppose it anyways.” That’s Sen. Jim Inhofe explaining why he doesn’t need to read the health care bill.

There has been a lot of pressure on lawmakers this summer to prove that they have read the health care bill (of which there are numerous versions) and understand its contents. The Sunlight Foundation has been supporting a bipartisan resolution in the House to require all bills be posted online for at least 72 hours for lawmakers and the public to read. Hopefully, there are more considerate lawmakers who would like to take the time to read and understand what they are voting on.

Luckily, and thanks to much public pressure, all announced versions of the health care bill are currently available to read. I’ll post them below just in case Sen. Inhofe changes his mind.

House Energy & Commerce Committee Draft House Education & Labor Committee Draft House Ways & Means Committee Draft Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Draft

If you want your lawmakers to read the bill go to our Read the Bill site and let them know how you feel.