Let it not be said that Congress cannot act fast, if an action is sufficiently urgent or important. Granted the wheels of government usually grind slowly, such as the fact George Washington was promoted to 5 star general in 1976.
This latest action may be close to a record for speed. 4 days from introduction in the Senate to being signed by the President. What could have been so urgent?
Latest Title: A bill to modify the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2583-2584; text as passed Senate: CR S2584; text of measure as introduced: CR S2593)
Received in the House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Held at the desk.
Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H1978-1979)
On passage Passed without objection. (text: CR H1979)
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 113-7.
Insider Trading? No, Never!
Congress must think they are clever.
A bill passed with consent
Meant to hide their intent.
Cronies are Cronies forever.
We need a major cleanup of the corruption and Crony Capitalism in Washington.
May I suggest Governor Sarah Palin to do the cleaning up. She did it before in Alaska, Democrats and Republicans alike and enjoyed a 93% approval rating from the Alaskans at her peak.
Like Margaret Thatcher: “This Lady is not for turning”.