On January 20th, 2009 the White House promised to publish legislation on their website “for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President sign it.” Nine months later, the President has not lived up to his promise. Since the President has failed to live up to his word, today I am making H.R. 3200 available for public comment through a new technology called Sharedbook.
H.R. 3200 will directly affect every constituent in my district. They must have the ability to read the bill and provide me with their feedback. I hope that by making this bill available for public comment, we will set a precedent for future legislation and restore the public trust in government by raising the level of openness, order, and discourse.