Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Say what?

Okay, here's a question to the lazyweb: what's the best way to look up a Senate bill?

The reason I ask is that I just got a rather curious email from the American Family Association. (Yes, yes, I know. I honestly have no idea how I wound up on their mailing list, but I've found it a convenient way to keep track of what the bad guys are saying.) Quoting the interesting bits:

"The U.S. Senate is poised to pass Senate Bill 1 (Section 220), which would effectively keep AFA and every other pro-family organization in America from providing you information on bills in Congress. UnderSenate Bill 1 (Section 220), we would only be able to provide you information on a bill at a high cost and at great danger of being penalized by Congress.

To put it bluntly, members of Congress are tired of getting your e-mails and phone calls, and Senate Bill 1(Section 220) is designed to keep information from you that might inspire you to call or write your senator.

Click Here to read AFA's review of Senate Bill 1 (Section 220).

The new Democratic Senate thinks that if it can keep you from getting information — which is what Senate Bill 1 (Section 220) would do — then it will not be getting e-mails and phone calls from you.

Senators favoring this bill are simply tired of hearing from you. That is the bottom line. They don’t want to hear from you. They don’t want you to be informed. They want to silence you. How? By simply keeping you from receiving information that AFA provides.

Now, granted, I've found it a pretty good rule of thumb to assume that the AFA is *always* in the wrong: I don't believe I have yet found a single issue on which I agree with them. But now I'm rather curious about what the bill actually says. Pointers?
Tags: politics

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